|EU Fight against Illegal Pesticides|
|5 January 2015|
|When customs officers seized 21t of counterfeit and illicit pesticides in Poland earlier this summer, it marked the end of the road for an illegal shipment smuggled more than 9,000 nautical miles from China.
The raid was the result of a joint operation between the European Anti-Fraud Office (Olaf), Polish customs officials and legitimate right-holders – global agrochemical companies whose p...|
|UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme Marks 10 years Making Sea Trade Safer from Crime |
|30 December 2014|
|An estimated 500 million containers accounting for 90 per cent of the world's cargo are shipped around the world every year virtually uninspected, allowing consignments of narcotics, weapons and other illegal goods to enter countries undetected.
The global Container Control Programme (CCP) was therefore established in 2004 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the ...|
|15th issue of Newsflash released|
|19 December 2014|
|Highlights in this issue:
§ REN participated in the Annual Meeting of WCO Asia-Pacific Regional Intelligence Liaison Office
§ Green Customs Initiative Partners renew their commitment
§ INTERPOL environmental working group meetings enhance collaboration
§ Montreal Protocol celebrates landmark achievement with universal ratification of all amendme
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|Wolverhampton (UK) man handed Community Order for attempting to ship waste illegally|
|17 December 2014|
|On Tuesday 9 December, Emmanuel Yaw Tachie, of Mayfield Road, Wolverhampton pleaded guilty at Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court to waste shipment offences.
Between May 2013 and September 2013 the defendant was warned for attempting to illegally export electrical waste from the Bilston Industrial Estate to Ghana. Despite this warning, in November 2013 the defendant ordered a 40 foot shipping ...|
|Industries call for stopping illegal exports of ELVs from EU|
|16 December 2014|
|'Each year, we lose around 8 million end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) in Europe; this means 12 million tonnes of scrap and plastics,' according to Oliver Scholz, CEO of German metals recycling company Scholz Holding. The illegal export of used cars has to be stopped as soon as possible, he urged at an international workshop in Brussels attended by representatives of the EU Commission, the Europ...|
|Poland to import toxic waste from El Salvador|
|15 December 2014|
|A shipment of 72 metric tons of toxic agricultural waste is on its way to be processed in Poland. The shipment is part of a 300-metric-ton deal Poland signed with El Salvador for the processing of waste which includes agricultural products: solid, liquid, and packaging from pesticides. The Minister revealed that the deal is worth 88 million euro.
The waste will be processed by Sarpi, a plan...|
|Taiwan bans waste oil imports following edible oil scandal|
|15 December 2014|
|The Environmental Protection Administration on Friday announced a ban on imports of recycled waste oil, following the latest edible oil scandal involving local companies buying oil unfit for human consumption and making it into cooking oil.
The ban, which took effect Friday (December 5), seeks to bar recycled waste oil from entering the food supply chain and prevent the hazards it poses to consum...|
|Philippines wants Canada to take back tons of garbage sent to its country illegally|
|12 December 2014|
|Philippine customs officials are still looking for a way to return 50 shipping containers filled with garbage that arrived in their country from Canada. The garbage was discovered in an illegal shipment in February. CCTV America’s Barnaby Lo reported this story from Manila.
The illegal garbage was labeled “recyclable plastic”, which would have been legal, but the containers actu...|
|INTERPOL environmental working group meetings enhance collaboration|
|4 December 2014|
|Designing a joint international strategy to tackle environmental crime is the focus of a series of Environmental Crime Working Group Meetings being held at the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon.
The 25th Wildlife Crime Working Group Meeting, the 19th Pollution Crime Working Group Meeting and the 3rd Fisheries Crime Working Group Meeting were held from 25-27 November, along with pa...|
|"Garbage Broker" in Norway makes a fortune|
|4 December 2014|
|Due to high cost of garbage burning, Norway sends tons of household waste to Sweden daily.
Half a million tonnes of household waste in Norway is exported to Sweden every year, because the cost of burning down garbage is lower in the neighbor country. TV2 has talked to the brokers who carry out this interesting import in Norway.
The company Rekom in Bergen works as a "garbage-broker&qu...|
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