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
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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 …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
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
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If you work in an industry like manufacturing, construction or oil and gas, waste generation is an inevitable part of your everyday operations. Correct disposal is essential, and proper liquid waste management is particularly critical because of its potential for unexpected leaks, discharges and runoff.
Fortunately, many options exist for ensuring effective, responsible, compliant liquid waste disposal. The guide below will discuss how to dispose of liquid waste and evaluate your …Continue Reading
In the 21st century, clean water and environmentally friendly industrial processes are more critical than ever. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), contaminated drinking water causes 485,000 diarrheal deaths every year. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also reports that the United States saw almost 7,000 deaths and 477,000 emergency department visits in 2017 because of the 13 most …Continue Reading
If your business engages in construction, manufacturing, oil and gas refining or similar processes, waste generation is an unavoidable aspect of the work you do. And as global industry leaders and consumers grow more environmentally conscious, you’ll need to have effective protocols in place to help you handle your environmental waste while satisfying customer expectations and adhering to industry regulations.
What is environmental waste? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines …Continue Reading
Green initiatives are popular, and for good reason — we all want to do our part to preserve a green planet for the generations to come. In 2017, the United States recycled or composted more than 94 million tons of municipal solid waste, and many businesses proudly tout their green construction, waste reduction initiatives and sustainable processes.
How can waste be recycled? Knowing what waste disposal methods to use and what materials …Continue Reading