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The Dangers of Chrysotile Asbestos and Why the EPA is Taking Action

The Dangers of Chrysotile Asbestos and Why the EPA is Taking Action

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposed ban on ongoing uses of chrysotile asbestos, the only form that is still imported into America. This new rule would be issued under TSCA and comes as an outcome of the 2016 Lautenberg Act overhaul which gave EPA more power to regulate chemicals in use today.

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What the California Mandatory Organics Recycling Law Means for You

Beginning in 2022, Senate Bill 1383 requires Californian businesses and residents to separate their organic waste into two bins: one for composting and the other for recycling. This means that food scraps, yard clippings, old magazines, plants—anything organic in nature—must be separated from your regular trash bin if you live or work in California.

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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 101

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 101

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is the main federal law that governs solid and hazardous waste disposal in the USA. It was passed in 1976, as pollution from improper disposal of hazardous waste and the lack of a federal framework to ensure safe disposal became increasingly problematic.

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