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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

Keep Abreast Of Waste Disposal Enforcement Trends That Are Closest To You

The size and impact of the EPA has grown exponentially since its inception in 1970, and so has its effects upon the way a legitimate business can operate without running afoul of a myriad of environmental laws and complicated regulations. This is doubly so for enterprises needing to dispose of hazardous waste, as the [...]

By |2019-02-11T13:56:28-05:00May 2nd, 2018|Sustainability|Comments Off on Keep Abreast Of Waste Disposal Enforcement Trends That Are Closest To You

The Importance of Sustainability for Craft Breweries

Craft Breweries Are Setting the Bar High When you think of a craft brewery, you typically think about the delicious beverages it produces. What you almost certainly do not think about is the water and wastewater management challenges they face. For these breweries, practicing sustainability is more vital than ever. Many craft breweries are [...]

By |2019-02-13T08:44:06-05:00January 6th, 2016|Non-Hazardous Waste, Sustainability|Comments Off on The Importance of Sustainability for Craft Breweries

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?

Repurposed Metal: 4 Perfect Items to Get Creative With

4 Items That Are Perfect for Repurposed Metal Projects The next time you have metals to dispose of, think twice about simply recycling them and, of course, don’t even think about throwing them in the trash. You might be surprised at how you can repurpose them. Recently, repurposing items—metal in particular—has become a major trend. [...]

What the Latest “Waters of the United States” Rule Means

Clarifying "Waters of the United States" Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Army Corps of Engineers released a final rule under the Clean Water Act that further defines the scope of the “waters of the United States.” Under the rule, there are three categories of waters for which the reach of federal jurisdiction, [...]

By |2019-02-13T08:58:28-05:00June 22nd, 2015|EPA, Hazardous Waste, Sustainability|0 Comments

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

Turning Waste into Gold: Is Upcycling the Best Kept Secret in Recycling?

What is Upcycling? Unless you’re a frequenter of the vintage handmade-craft site Etsy or the image sharing site Pinterest, you might go your whole life without ever hearing the term ‘upcycling’. Coined in the mid-1990s, the neologism is German-born. Reiner Pilz—speaking about European waste disposal systems in an interview published in 1994—said, “Recycling, I call it [...]

By |2019-02-19T14:05:36-05:00March 10th, 2015|Sustainability|0 Comments

3 Proven Sustainability Practices for Small Businesses

Successful Sustainability: One Step at a Time Why should only the largest corporations, like Coca-Cola and Toms, get all the credit and accolades for trying to do their part to help the environment? It may feel like a monumental task to become a ‘green’ company, but small businesses can certainly be a part of [...]

By |2019-02-13T09:28:12-05:00March 3rd, 2015|Sustainability|0 Comments