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
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...
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.
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.
What is a Bottle Bill, and Are They Effective?
With the fate of our environment more precarious than ever, society must engage in as many eco-friendly solutions as possible to preserve our planet. Though we’re still a long way from perfect, many local governments have already established various programs, laws, task forces, and more to encourage public participation in resolving ecological issues.
A Guide to RCRA Training
RCRA training is one of the most important aspects of being compliant. And lack of it is also among the most frequent causes of citations for noncompliance. The requirements for RCRA training are often state-specific, and documentation and proper coverage are particularly important. Training also affects employees differently depending on their job role.
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.
Hazardous Waste Disposal – Where Does It Go and Who Handles It?
‘Hazardous waste’ calls to mind glowing tubs of nuclear or biological residues. But in fact, every household and most businesses will generate some hazardous waste. This could be used lightbulbs or old batteries, residues from auto engine maintenance — or large quantities of sludges left over from complex chemical manufacturing, and everything in between. It all needs to be disposed of...
How Will New York’s Extended Producer Responsibility Bill (S1185B) Affect the U.S. Waste Industry?
E-Waste is Growing – What This Means For The Waste Industry and Investors
Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, is waste electronic items — electronic devices from DVD players to laptops to iPods that are no longer wanted, whether they still work or not. Everything from TVs to VCRs, LAN cables to routers, smartphones to flash disks, become e-waste when they’re discarded.