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Understanding and Reducing Scope 1 Emissions: A Guide for Businesses

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As the world grapples with the urgent need to combat climate change, businesses play a crucial role in these efforts. Understanding a company’s carbon footprint, which is the total amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) that it produces, is vital. Yet, comprehending the intricacies of carbon footprints can be complex. To simplify this, the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol was developed in 2001...

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...

A Guide to RCRA Training

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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

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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?

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‘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...

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