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“Spring Clean” Your Compliance Records For Hazardous Waste Management

The advent of warm weather induces many of us in to clean and organize our life spaces. We sweep out our garages, return order to our basements, excise barrels of dust bunnies from beneath our beds, wipe under the knickknacks as well as around them, etc.

Unfortunately, the realities of hazardous waste management discourage waiting until […]

By |April 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on “Spring Clean” Your Compliance Records For Hazardous Waste Management

Post-Consumer And Post-Industrial Nylon Recycling

Due to the technical challenges that are common to nylon recycling, there are relatively few recycling facilities that accept nylon. But there are recyclers who have the specialized equipment and expertise to create post-consumer and/or post-industrial plastics from used nylon, and they compete against one another to obtain it.

Nylon is an extraordinary invention that’s probably […]

By |April 21st, 2017|Recycling|Comments Off on Post-Consumer And Post-Industrial Nylon Recycling

Does the EPA Alcohol Exemption Apply to Your Business?

Solid or otherwise, not all waste that incidentally contains alcohol necessarily requires hazardous material removal.  So how do you know?

EPA hazardous waste regulations stipulate that any aqueous solution with a flashpoint below 140F is ignitable and therefore requires hazardous waste management. However, this rule does not apply to aqueous solutions containing less than 24 percent […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Regulatory|Comments Off on Does the EPA Alcohol Exemption Apply to Your Business?

Airbag Hazardous Waste: Unintended Consequence to a Decades-Old Safety Regulation

Supplemental restraint systems (aka airbags) have been required in all new passenger vehicles since 1989 in the United States. Over the course of those nearly 30 years, a good many of these vehicles have seen the end of their useful lives, predictably winding up in vehicle dismantling facilities—junkyards—for recycling. Once there, undeployed airbags present safety […]

By |March 1st, 2017|Hazardous Waste|Comments Off on Airbag Hazardous Waste: Unintended Consequence to a Decades-Old Safety Regulation

Drinking Water Contamination: Can It Happen In Your Town?

Think about lead.

There is probably no metallic constituent in our industrial society for which the vigilant practice of hazardous waste management is more important.

As this is being written, lead commands nearly $2400 per metric ton. It is an essential material in car batteries—especially in the rapidly expanding realm of electric and hybrid vehicles. It is […]

By |February 16th, 2017|Environmental Remediation, Safety|Comments Off on Drinking Water Contamination: Can It Happen In Your Town?

What effect will Scott Pruitt have on EPA federal policy concerning hazardous waste disposal?

For environmentally sensitive businesses and other enterprises in need of specialized waste disposal and sustainability solutions, what are the ramifications of Scott Pruitt’s ascendency to head the federal EPA?

EnviroBLR.com, a paid subscription website providing comprehensive information about state and federal environmental compliance requirements, surveyed its membership about what they thought the size of the impact […]

By |February 6th, 2017|EPA|Comments Off on What effect will Scott Pruitt have on EPA federal policy concerning hazardous waste disposal?

What’s Holding Back the Recycling Industry?

In this day and age, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a person that doesn’t believe in the benefits of recycling. They are numerous and mostly indisputable: recycling helps to conserve natural resources like minerals, water, and timber; recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions, recycling reduces the overall waste destined for landfills or combustion facilities; recycling aids […]

By |November 25th, 2016|Recycling|Comments Off on What’s Holding Back the Recycling Industry?

5 Ways to “Green” Your Thanksgiving Celebration

If you’re like millions of other American families this morning, your Thanksgiving preparations are probably well underway. But thankfully, there’s still time to make a few last minute changes to ensure your Thanksgiving celebration is as eco-friendly as possible.
Other than turkey, keep it plant-based.
While vegetarian Thanksgiving dinners are on the rise, many families will obviously […]

By |November 24th, 2016|Seasonal|Comments Off on 5 Ways to “Green” Your Thanksgiving Celebration

4 Things We Can’t Stand About Hazardous Waste Disposal

If you run or work for a company that generates hazardous waste, there’s probably not a lot about its complex disposal that will shock you anymore. But if you share our customers’ most burdensome hazardous waste disposal challenges, there’s probably a few things about it that you just can’t stand.
Here’s our top four.

Regulations governing hazardous […]

By |November 15th, 2016|Hazardous Waste|Comments Off on 4 Things We Can’t Stand About Hazardous Waste Disposal

3 Surprising Consequences Of E-Cigarette Regulations

Throughout the last few years, regulations governing electronic cigarettes and related products (like the e-liquids or “juice” they require to function) have strengthened significantly. Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a rule that widened their authority to regulate e-cigarettes and products as tobacco products, despite not actually containing tobacco. This is […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Regulatory|Comments Off on 3 Surprising Consequences Of E-Cigarette Regulations