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Solvent recycling: How to recycle your used industrial solvents for profit

The commendable practice of recycling solvents and chemical waste is most often framed within the context of environmental responsibility and stewardship—as indeed it should be. But a very significant and more immediate advantage is the direct economic benefit your company can realize. Spent solvents are a paradigm case Saturated lacquer-thinners, acetones, chlorides, and other [...]

By |2019-04-09T15:52:53-05:00April 9th, 2019|Chemical Waste Disposal, Hazardous Waste, Recycling, Sustainability, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Solvent recycling: How to recycle your used industrial solvents for profit

Understanding Cradle to Grave Responsibility in Hazardous Waste Management

BE AWARE—AND BEWARE—OF YOUR “CRADLE-TO-GRAVE” RESPONSIBILITY FOR MANAGING HAZARDOUS WASTE One of the oft-forgotten imperatives of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is that you’re responsible for any hazardous waste you “generate” from “cradle-to-grave.” This includes its generation, transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal. Thereby, you’re not only accountable for a hazardous waste from [...]

By |2019-04-01T09:42:40-05:00April 1st, 2019|Chemical Waste Disposal, EPA, Hazardous Waste, Recycling, Sustainability, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Understanding Cradle to Grave Responsibility in 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 [...]

By |2019-02-11T14:23:21-05:00April 21st, 2017|Recycling|Comments Off on Post-Consumer And Post-Industrial Nylon Recycling

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 [...]

By |2019-02-11T14:31:31-05:00November 25th, 2016|Recycling|Comments Off on What’s Holding Back the Recycling Industry?

What You Should Know About the Concept of Sham Recycling

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) establishes guidelines for the recycling of hazardous waste. These guidelines highlight the difference in what’s considered legitimate recycling versus what is determined to be sham recycling (illegitimate). So, what exactly is sham recycling? Let’s start by defining what’s legitimate. Defining Legitimate [...]

By |2019-02-11T14:54:45-05:00August 11th, 2016|EPA, Hazardous Waste, Recycling, Regulatory|Comments Off on What You Should Know About the Concept of Sham Recycling

Is Automated Vacuum Waste Collection the Way of the Future?

We’ve all become familiar with the big, noisy waste collection trucks that frequent our businesses and neighborhoods. But could automated vacuum waste collection systems (AVAC) soon make them a thing of the past? With more people becoming conscious of better air quality and climate resiliency, it’s a definite possibility. These systems are already growing [...]

By |2019-02-13T08:48:46-05:00December 3rd, 2015|Non-Hazardous Waste, Recycling, Sustainability|Comments Off on Is Automated Vacuum Waste Collection the Way of the Future?

Recycling Household Electronic Waste Is Easier Than You Think

Electronic Waste: An Inconvenient Reality Chances are you probably have amassed a hefty chunk of electronic waste (e-waste) in your living space over the years. Dusty jewel cases filled with CDs, boxes of remote controls from TVs you junked long ago, and perhaps even a few old computers. You’re not alone. Many people have [...]

By |2019-02-19T14:11:45-05:00June 2nd, 2015|Household Waste, Recycling, Sustainability|0 Comments

From Sewage to Faucet: Wastewater Recycling and Treatment

Wastewater Recycling Primer “Wastewater,” though it may conjure an unappetizing image, can certainly be recycled into clean, fresh water. Recycled water is that which is brought in from municipal sewer systems, agricultural applications, and industrial processes. Once treated, however, wastewater may be even more clean than water from your faucet. Freshwater has always been [...]

By |2019-02-13T09:17:08-05:00March 12th, 2015|Recycling|0 Comments

3 Steps to Building a Green Supply Chain

You listen to your customers. You read several newspapers a day, so you know all about corporate sustainability—how sustainable companies make record profits and are measurably more popular with the public. You and senior management have made the decision to switch to a leaner, more sustainable business model. Your processes now exceed EPA rules on [...]

By |2019-02-19T13:20:10-05:00December 4th, 2014|Recycling, Sustainability|0 Comments

Help Your Company Increase Recycling Capability and Lower Waste Costs

Nearly every company is constantly on the prowl for new ways to save money.  And almost every company can find ways to reduce the cost of their business  - and thus increase their profit - by finding ways to reduce waste costs. Reducing the cost of waste sounds like a difficult task, but it [...]

By |2019-02-19T13:07:50-05:00October 31st, 2014|Recycling|0 Comments