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The 3 Categories of Hazardous Waste: Understanding the Dangers and How to Manage Them Safely

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Welcome to our comprehensive guide on hazardous waste management. Hazardous waste is a serious concern that requires proper understanding and handling to ensure the safety of both humans and the environment. In this article, we will dive into the three main categories of hazardous waste, helping you identify and manage them safely. Firstly, we have the category of ignitable wastes, which include...

Adapting to the 2024 EPA e-Manifest Fees with Wastebits’ Hybrid Integration

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EPA E-Manifest Fees

In the ever-evolving landscape of environmental regulations, staying informed and adapting to changes is crucial for businesses dealing with hazardous waste. One such change on the horizon is the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new user fees for the e-Manifest system, set to take effect from October 1, 2023. These changes will significantly impact the costs associated with tracking...

Melissa Puchalla, Our VP Of Sustainability, Enlightens On New Green Perspective Podcast

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The world of waste management is complex and often misunderstood. But with the right tools and knowledge, it can become a crucial component of a sustainable future. This is the perspective shared by Melissa Puchalla, VP of Sustainability Solutions at Wastebits, in a recent podcast episode titled “Waste Disposal Demystified.” Hosted by Dunja Jovanovic and published on May 24, 2023, the...

PFAS 101: Everything You Need to Know About Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’

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The following is a definitive guide to PFAS chemicals, starting with their history, what has made them so beneficial to manufacturing, their impact on the environment, and why we must find alternatives. We also go in-depth on the methods available to remove them from soil and water, as well as regulations that are being made this very moment to control their use and limit their negative impacts...

Cradle-to-Grave: The Journey of Hazardous Waste and Its Impact on Our Environment

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Hazardous waste is a growing concern in today’s rapidly industrializing world. When not managed properly, these harmful substances pose significant threats to the environment, public health, and wildlife. The cradle-to-grave approach offers a comprehensive strategy to address the risks associated with the generation, transportation, treatment, and disposal of hazardous waste. This blog post...

Where Does Hazardous Waste Go? A Closer Look at the Journey

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Hazardous waste is a byproduct of many industrial, commercial, and even household activities. It poses risks to human health and the environment if not managed and disposed of properly. As a responsible society, it’s vital for us to understand where hazardous waste goes and how it is dealt with to minimize its impact on the planet. In this blog post, we will explore the journey of hazardous...

Mastering Compliance: Unraveling the Frequency of RCRA Training for Your Organization

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If you work in a facility that generates hazardous waste, staying up-to-date on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations is essential. One aspect of compliance is ensuring that employees receive proper training on handling and disposing of hazardous waste. But how often is RCRA training required? This article will break down the training requirements and frequency to help you...

Ohio Train Derailment: Understanding the Chemicals Involved and Environmental Impact

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On February 23, 2023, a freight train derailed in a rural area of Ohio, causing significant damage and releasing hazardous chemicals into the environment. The incident has raised concerns about the chemicals’ potential environmental and health impacts. Understanding the chemicals released in the derailment and their environmental effects is crucial for effective response and mitigation...

Efficient Disaster Management: Wastebits is Ready to Power the Ohio Train Derailment Cleanup

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On February 10th, 2023, a train carrying hazardous materials derailed in East Palestine, Ohio,  requiring a significant cleanup effort. The incident highlighted the importance of efficient disaster management, as authorities worked around the clock to contain the spill and protect the environment and public health. In such events, every minute counts, and the right tools and resources can...

Announcing new VP of Sustainability: Melissa Puchalla

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Sustainability Solutions

We are pleased to announce that Melissa Puchalla has joined Wastebits as our new Vice President of Sustainability. Melissa brings a wealth of experience to this role, with a background in global supply chain compliance and ESG strategy. In her new position, Melissa will lead our sustainability efforts and drive the development of new initiatives that align with our mission of reducing waste and...

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