Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Secretariat of the Basel Convention* recently announced that the Bureau of the Basel Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) determined it not feasible to organize the upcoming face-to-face meeting June 22-25, 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland. Rather, the Bureau has decided the meeting will be conducted “by electronic means”. This will be historically the first time a Basel OEWG will be organized in a virtual setting, and this decision raised several issues and questions among Basel Parties, observers and stakeholders.
Category: Waste Disposal Issues
The results of harmonizing the OECD import-export control system negotiations could have far-reaching impacts on U.S. plastics waste and scrap trade.
Do not miss Plenary Session II: “Where Things Stand in Asia”, where Sean Magann, Global VP of SRS is one of four scheduled to present on this topic.
When China implemented the ban on the flow of materials, this entirely upended the U.S. recycling market. This article reviews the impacts of these changes.
In an effort to combat the issue of plastic marine litter, Parties to the Basel Convention (187 countries) recently adopted an amendment to the Annexes.
Are you an OEM or distributor of non-reusable devices? Here is a list of what you should and shouldn’t do with devices that contain lithium-ion batteries.
Li-ion batteries are popular due to their design, energy density and longevity. Look closer at their future life, and how to dispose of them responsibly.
E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in both developed and developing countries – albeit at different rates per region. Reusing, recycling and properly disposing of electronic waste is key to a sustainable future, and to ensuring essential raw materials do not run out. However, if e-waste recycling efforts are not tracked…
It was 16 years ago when SRS representatives walked the halls of the Rosen Centre in Orlando for the very first E-Scrap Conference. With a few hundred attendees it was clear the e-waste industry was starting to see rapid growth in demand. Today this event has evolved to be one of the biggest annual conferences…
We have had many reach out to us over the years requesting answers on a variety of topics. Here are answers to the most frequent questions received.