RETAILER HIT WITH MASSIVE FINE FOR IMPROPER DISPOSAL

The Home Depot will pay nearly $28 million in a court settlement in the state of California involving improper handling and disposal of e-waste.

Inspectors found that between 2013-2015, hazardous waste and customer records were easily found in nearly every trash compactor searched. Scrap electronics, pesticides and aerosols, paint and colorants, solvents, adhesives, batteries, and other toxic, ignitable, and corrosive materials were found along with customer records that hadn’t been shredded or rendered unreadable.

Prosecutors say over 300 Home Depot stores routinely sent hazardous and sensitive materials to landfills risking the environment to exposure to toxic elements and exposure of customer information.

 

Source: E-Scrap News – https://resource-recycling.com/e-scrap/2018/03/15/retailer-fined-millions-for-alleged-improper-disposal/

By |2018-11-01T10:07:46+00:00March 27th, 2018|