EU countries would ban burying recyclable waste in landfills after 2025 and recycle 70 percent of municipal waste and 80 percent of packaging by 2030.
The money is intended to provide help so unemployed Americans can find jobs in the environmental sector.
The current product scope of 10 categories of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) will remain in place during the transitional period, Aug. 13, 2012 to Aug. 14, 2018.
The Jan. 23 fire at the Waste 4 Fuel facility on Cornwall Drive, Orpington, is the 12th at that site since Dec. 3, 2011, according to the London Fire Brigade.
More than 1,500 "snowfighters" are expected to attend the May 2014 four-day conference, which features a general session focused on risk, safety, and liability issues.
Times Square will be home to 46 solar-powered waste and recycling stations, helping divert 25 percent of waste to recycling.