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Apr
13
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A Complete 10-Step Guide to Waste Management Planning

Most businesses want to be environmentally aware, responsible and sustainable. The global organization Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) reports that 52% of companies cite climate change as a “very significant” sustainability focus. Additionally, about 80% of the thousands of corporate members of the United Nations Global Compact have committed to working toward at least one of its sustainable development goals.

Reaching those targets in practice, however, …

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Apr
06
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8 Ways to Keep Commercial Waste Odor Under Control 

If your facility handles large amounts of waste, you’re probably all too familiar with the rank odors of a smelly waste disposal area. Dumpsters, trash compactors, trash chutes, trash rooms, loading docks, tanks, drip pads and other disposal implements can all develop malodorous scents that make working in those areas a challenge.

Fortunately, your business has a few tools at its disposal for managing waste odors. The guide below will offer …

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Mar
30
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19 Ways to Foster a More Sustainable Business

Today, it’s critical for companies to practice environmental stewardship. Consumers want products made from sustainable materials, and employees want to work for ethical companies. Even investors are jumping on board, filling their portfolios with companies that follow environmental, social and governance principles. Besides being a hot-button issue, many eco-friendly initiatives also save companies money. With so many reasons to act sustainably, you may be wondering where to start. Follow this …

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Mar
16
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Types of Pharmaceutical Waste and How to Dispose of Them

If your facility produces or works with pharmaceuticals, it likely produces pharmaceutical waste. In that case, you’ll need to have safe, effective and compliant disposal practices in place to keep that waste from polluting the environment or adversely affecting human health.

It’s important to know the types of pharmaceutical waste so you can ensure safe handling and disposal. It’s also essential to have a dependable disposal plan that will keep your …

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Jan
14
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The 15 Most Common Types of Waste on a Construction Site

Waste production is inevitable on a construction site — even a modest site can produce huge volumes of waste. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2018, U.S. companies generated 600 million tons of construction and demolition debris.

What are the most common types of construction waste, and how can you manage that waste most effectively? Read on to learn more.

Sources of Construction Waste

A few different …

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Dec
29
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The 10 Most Common Types of Waste on a University Campus

Imagine a typical college campus as pictured in a glossy recruitment brochure. Elegant brick buildings dot a tree-lined vista. Students gather on the lawn or around a lamplit library table to discuss math, literature, politics, science and the most urgent concerns of the 21st century.

Behind those picturesque views lies a picture that’s not always so pretty — dumpsters full of uneaten food, electronic waste, old equipment and dorm garbage. Higher …

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Dec
29
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Waste Containers and What Is Inside

Waste management is just one part of keeping a company running — and it’s a critical one. If your business generates waste, you’ll need a practical way to handle it safely. A smaller, more commercially focused company may need a way to figure out what the garbage man will take from the curb each week. Industrial facilities — especially those that produce hazardous waste — may need to consult with …

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Dec
29
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What Are My Options for Transporting Waste From My Business

If your business operation produces waste, you’ll need a way to remove it from your facility and dispose of it safely. If your business generates hazardous waste, the process gets a little trickier, with more requirements to meet and steps to follow. Every year, the United States produces 20 to 29 million tons of hazardous waste, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data from 2001 to 2017. Properly transporting and …

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Nov
13
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Waste and Climate: Reducing Your Footprint

When your business is planning for materials purchasing and waste disposal, it’s important to consider the environment and the climate — and to think about how you can limit your consumption and waste production and reduce your carbon footprint. If resource consumption continues according to historical trends, global resource extraction could balloon to 190 billion tons a year by 2060, and the resulting greenhouse gas emission levels could …

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Oct
23
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Wastewater Treatment Chemical vs. Biological Processes

When you’re developing a treatment strategy for your industrial wastewater, one of the first choices you’ll make is whether to use chemical or biological treatment. These two processes use quite different techniques to treat wastewater streams filled with varying types of contaminants. The guide below will discuss chemical vs. biological wastewater treatment methods in more detail to help you make an informed decision.

The Importance of Proper Wastewater Treatment

Why is proper …

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