#Dioxins

The EU Council pushes for dangerously high dioxin levels

The EU Council pushes for dangerously high dioxin levels

(Prague, Gothenburg) In an alarming proposal for strengthening the limits of the most toxic chemical in waste, the Council of the European Union under the French presidency...

European Parliament takes groundbreaking first step to reduce the spread of dangerous chemicals from waste

European Parliament takes groundbreaking first step to reduce the spread of dangerous chemicals from waste

The European Parliament yesterday proposed a significant reduction in the concentrations of dangerous chemicals known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) [1] allowed in...

Stricter limits on POPs do not necessarily mean more waste incineration, explains IPEN in its new factsheet

Stricter limits on POPs do not necessarily mean more waste incineration, explains IPEN in its new factsheet

A new factsheet published by the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) claims that the European Union has a unique opportunity to prevent toxic recycling. It could...

EU Urged to Support Stronger Limits on POPs in Waste

EU Urged to Support Stronger Limits on POPs in Waste

IPEN, Arnika and 16 European NGOs call on leaders to lower threshold values for POPs in waste, which enter recycling and waste exports.

Alaverdi pollution issues presented at international symposium in Tianjin, China

Alaverdi pollution issues presented at international symposium in Tianjin, China

The problem of dioxin contamination in Alaverdi Town, Lori Region, was presented on November 11th at 41st International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants,...

Improper processing of electronic waste leads to damage to human health, the environment, and the Earth's ozone layer

Improper processing of electronic waste leads to damage to human health, the environment, and the Earth's ozone layer

Thailand is still one of the destination countries for e-waste from all around the world. To what extent this is the case is one of the questions that the joint project of the...

Emissions from Waste Incinerators Are Higher Than Supposed

Emissions from Waste Incinerators Are Higher Than Supposed

A long-term study, carried out in an up-to-date waste incinerator in the Netherlands, warns about shortcomings in measurements of gaseous emissions released from waste...

Back from Thailand: Sixteen days in the most infested areas of Southeast Asia

Back from Thailand: Sixteen days in the most infested areas of Southeast Asia

Marine animals, sediment from watercourses or, for example, chicken eggs are the subject of research by our toxics and waste experts, who have traveled to Thailand's " hot spots...

Fee for Waste Incineration Will Help to Increase Recycling. Act on Waste Passes to the Second Reading

Fee for Waste Incineration Will Help to Increase Recycling. Act on Waste Passes to the Second Reading

Incineration is an obstacle to waste prevention and the real recycling. The Pro 3R Coalition calls upon the Members of Parliament to approve, in addition to increase of the fees...

Environmental health groups celebrate the end to EU allowance for banned flame retardant chemicals to enter recycling streams & new products

Environmental health groups celebrate the end to EU allowance for banned flame retardant chemicals to enter recycling streams & new products

The European Union (EU) has taken an important step towards cleaning up its recycling; it will no longer allow materials containing a class of toxic, globally banned flame...

Toxic pollution of soil confirmed in Northern Armenia

Toxic pollution of soil confirmed in Northern Armenia

High levels of dangerous chemicals in the soil of Lorri Province were reported in an analysis published today by Arnika and the Center for Community Mobilisation and Support...

Plastic waste poisons Indonesia’s food chain. Alarming levels of dioxins, PFOS & other banned chemicals found in eggs sampled near plastic waste hot spots in Indonesia

Plastic waste poisons Indonesia’s food chain. Alarming levels of dioxins, PFOS & other banned chemicals found in eggs sampled near plastic waste hot spots in Indonesia

Highly toxic chemicals, posing dire risks to human health, have been found in dangerous concentrations in free-range chicken eggs in Indonesian communities where plastic waste...