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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...

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...

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...

Released: Hybrid e-Manifests & EPA/RCRA Integration

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In an effort to improve hazardous waste compliance and streamline the e-Manifest process, Wastebits has announced a new Hybrid e-Manifest option. This system unlocks a new level of integration with the EPA’s RCRAinfo system, providing businesses with a more efficient way to manage their hazardous waste—reducing fees required for every manifest. This can save businesses hundreds of thousands...

The Biden Administration Moves to Regulate Forever Chemicals” that We’re Exposed to Every Day”

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The Biden Administration has been making strides in regulating chemicals that threaten the health of millions of Americans. In a historic move on October 18th, 2021—the Biden administration announced that it will begin to regulate a group of long-lasting, human-made chemicals called PFASs (perfluorinated alkyl substances) that are known to cause cancer and other diseases. These chemicals can be...

Will We Run Out of Landfills?

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Landfills are carefully engineered disposal facilities, designed to combat the problems you can expect if you just throw trash into a hole in the ground. So rather than dumps, which are just designated areas to leave garbage, landfills involve inbuilt solutions to leaching, leakage, off-gassing, and more.

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.

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