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January 2016

Jan
28
Blog Post

Follow the Path of Cradle-to-Grave Waste Management

Nearly 40 years ago, the EPA created a series of regulations that fell under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) meant to track and regulate the cradle-to-grave waste management of hazardous materials. You may see the term cradle-to-grave waste management and wonder what it includes. A cradle-to-grave process essentially touches on all of the components of your business’s waste management including generation of waste and by-products, transportation …

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Jan
14
Blog Post

Taking the Pulse of Medical Waste Management

It’s amazing the amount of waste that is created in the practice of caring for and healing people. The healthcare industry, including physicians offices, dental offices, hospitals, rehab facilities, and urgent care offices, just to name a few, creates a staggering amount of waste each year.

Hospitals in the U.S. produce more than five million tons of waste annually
That’s the equivalent of 25.1 pounds of waste per staffed bed …

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