The Most Environmentally Friendly Cities in the U.S.

Across the country, citizens are making more concentrated efforts to make their lifestyles more environmentally friendly. In fact, many of us take part in environmentally friendly activities every day, whether we know it or not: getting rid of junk mail, washing clothes in cold water, and choosing reusable water bottles or straws all play a

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ORM-D Classification for Consumer Commodities Expires on January 1, 2021

On January 19, 2011, PHMSA of the US Department of Transportation (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) concluded five years of effort and issued an ever-evolving standard on Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR) in accordance with the United Nations Recommendations.  On January 7, 2013, the PHMSA extended this authorization for the use of ORM-D classifications on

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FDA Recalls Hand Sanitizers with Methanol

August 2020 At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, hand sanitizer was in short supply. To encourage productions, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) altered their regulations to make it possible for companies such as alcohol distillers to shift production to hand sanitizer.  It’s estimated that over 700 companies began producing hand sanitizer to respond

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Effective February 7, 2020 – Aerosol Cans…

Effective February 7, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding aerosol cans to the Universal Waste (UW) program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The EPA defines an “aerosol can” as a “non-refillable receptacle containing a gas compressed, liquefied or dissolved under pressure, the sole purpose of which is to expel

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How Can A Hazardous Waste Company Help Your Bottom Line

Hazardous waste disposal and even non-hazardous waste disposal is subject to a large number of state and federal regulations. It can be difficult to keep up with regulations and new standards that created to protect the environment and require full compliance, or risk expensive fines and clean-up fees. Many hazardous waste generators, especially those that

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What is the EPA Toxic Release Inventory, and Why It Matters to You

TRI was created by the EPA after a tragedy in Bhopal, India in December 1984. A cloud of toxic methlyl isocynate gas escaped from union carbide chemical plant. Thousands died, thousands more died in the years to come, and thousands of survivors have permanent injuries. 2 years later, Congress passed the Emergency Planning and Community

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What You Need to Know about CERCLA

What is CERCLA? Its full name is the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, and is commonly known as Superfund. It was created so the Federal government has broad authority to respond directly to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances that could potentially endanger the environment or public health. It was also created

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Medical Marijuana Cultivation and Processing Hazardous Waste Requirements

Marijuana has been a hotly contested topic for decades.  An issue that’s pertinent to growers or processors of marijuana is how to legally dispose of the waste generated by cannabis cultivation. Regulations affecting medical marijuana cultivation are specific to the over 30 states that have legalized it, as well as the states that legalized it

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OSHA Regulations and Hazardous Waste Management: 4 Things you Need to Know

Most businesses are familiar with the environmental regulations surrounding hazardous waste and its disposal-most of which come from the EPA. However, many people are not aware of the workplace standards and regulations under OSHA that can affect personnel and business aspects of your workplace.OSHA works with the concept of workplace health that is labeled “industrial

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Why Hire a Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility

Hazardous waste poses a threat to the environment, your workers, and the general population. That’s why the disposal and management of hazardous waste is so heavily regulated. See how a hazardous waste disposal company can help you observe regulations while focusing on your main mission. Who Needs Hazardous Waste Disposal? Any material that poses a

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