Category Archives: Photographic Waste


Scottish photographic waste recovery at Livingston

Posted on 28th August, 2008

WasteCare’s Scottish facility, based at Livingston, has become of Britain’s last remaining photographic waste treatment centres. With the digitalisation of photography and radiography, demand for traditional silver recovery has declined dramatically. In spite of this trend, WasteCare has succeeded in winning work from Europe, which – combined with a growing UK market share – has…

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Photographic waste recovery requires license

Posted on 25th November, 2007

The long awaited decision on whether photographic laboratories and mini-labs are permitted to treat waste photo chemicals on-site without a license has now been reached. The Environment Agency’s Low Risk Activity Group on Tuesday 9 October has considered arguments both for and against allowing the discharge of photo waste to drain after on-site treatment. After…

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