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Hong Kong Amends Recycling Ordinance

Hong Kong has issued the Promotion of Recycling and Proper Disposal (Electrical Equipment and Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) Ordinance 2016, which will amend the Product Eco-Responsibility Ordinance and the Waste Disposal...more

Limits on E-Waste Exports being considered by Congress

The Secure E-Waste Export and Recycling Act (H.R.5579) was introduced in the House of Representatives on June 24, 2016. It aims to control the export of electronic waste to prevent such waste from becoming counterfeit goods...more

Colombia Consultation on WEEE Decree

Colombia’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development is seeking public comments on a draft decree to partially regulate waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The decree is intended to control the adverse...more

India Notifies New E-Waste Management Rules

India’s Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has published a notification that the “E-Waste Management Rules, 2016,” will supersede the “E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011.”...more

Electronic waste rules could help thwart flow of counterfeit parts

As highlighted in a report by the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, a flood of counterfeit electronic parts from China threatens the reliability of sophisticated defense technologies from thermal weapon sights to advanced...more

State Court Holds Employers Must Protect Trade Secrets From Independent Contractors

A recent Massachusetts Superior Court decision held that employers risk losing trade secrets and confidential information if they do not protect that information from independent contractors. The court held that employers who...more

Energy And Environment Update -- March 18, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Environmental Protection Agency; Interior Department; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Department of Housing; International;...more

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