Interpol Studies Link Between Pollution Crime & Organized Crime

In regards to criminal behavior, pollution doesn’t usually come to mind, but what if there was a correlation between environmental crime and organized crime? Interpol recently took a closer look at 27 pollution crime case studies including electronics falsely labeled as ready for resale, in order to learn more about the link between pollution crime…

Ocean Shipping Reform Act Passes House

The House of Representatives passed the Senate version of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) Monday, June 13 in a House vote of 369-42. As broken supply chains and high shipping rates continue to plague the industry, OSRA is designed to promise efficiencies and enhance the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) authorities.  The FMC has long…

Basel Convention Approves E-Scrap Amendments, Further Restricting U.S. E-Scrap Exports

Last year the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal published several changes to the convention that would tighten e-scrap export regulations. The meeting took place this past week in Geneva, resulting in approval for e-scrap related changes, and puts further emphasis on the creation and adoption of…