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Antea Group White Paper on Hazardous Waste Management Services in the Healthcare Sector

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March 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Since the early 1980’s hazardous waste management in this country has largely consisted of a “one size fits all” set of stringent regulations promulgated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The regulations presume that manufacturers and commercial operations generate relatively predictable amounts of hazardous waste from specific locations and processes. Hazardous waste is managed, from generation to final disposition, by trained technical experts.  

Is Waste a Resource in the Wrong Place?

New report shares findings on how businesses can recapture lost value from waste, and transform it in to profit.
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[This post is a segment of the Trash to Treasure: Changing Waste Streams to Profit Streams report.]

Reflections on Laudato Si - Continued

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All of this block quoting of the Pope is pretty convenient. I mean, it shortens up what I have to write considerably. I promise you I’m not being lazy though. Pope Francis has some important things to say, so here’s your next quote (emphasis again my own).

The New Sustainability…

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Earth Overshoot Day keeps coming earlier, and it’s not an occasion we want to celebrate. It’s the day our annual demand for ecosystem goods and services, like cropland, timber, fish stocks and carbon dioxide absorption, begin to exceed what ecosystems are able to renew in a year.

Fire Season Safety Tips to Secure Your Waste and Recycling Materials

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Many of Republic Services’ customers are ahead of the curve when it comes to being eco-friendly, and today, it is more important than ever before to be environmentally conscious. Below are three fire safety tips that you might find helpful this fall. Together, we can protect the local environment while mitigating risks.

Recycle,Yes; Landfill, No.

How one team seeks ways to cut waste, conserve resources
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Matt Mercer and his team don’t let their successes in reducing waste and conserving resources stop them from always looking ahead at what they can do better.

“It’s a mindset of continuous improvement. When we put our recycling program in place, we thought, ‘Why stop there? Let’s see how we can eliminate all of the waste we send to landfills’,” said Mercer, environment and safety leader at Boeing’s Oklahoma City facility.

Read more at boeing.com.

Giving Waste New Meaning

Managing our solid waste and finding ways to minimize it remains a focus at all of Sappi North America’s mills.
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The conversion of the Cloquet pulp mill to manufacture dissolving pulp resulted in increased quantities of lime mud due to the cooking requirements of this higher-purity pulp. The impact of this change can be seen in both the total solid waste to landfill and the tonnes of solid waste processed through the Cloquet Mill’s beneficial use program with local farmers. Lime mud and boiler ash are used as a soil amendment to help farmers raise the soil pH, improving growing conditions for certain crops.

Efficient Use of Materials and Waste Minimization (Infographic)

Be sure to check out this new infographic on efficient use of materials and waste minimization in papermaking.
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In manufacturing our products, Sappi North America utilizes each and every input to the greatest possible degree. By integrating flow loops into critical stages of the manufacturing process, we can capture and re-use excess material, and we further minimize waste to landfill by recycling anything we can’t re-use.

Key Figures About the Nespresso Capsule Recycling Approach

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Making capsule recycling easier for consumers worldwide

As a firm believer in the value of aluminium and the importance of recycling, Nespresso is working with numerous industry and governmental stakeholders to develop country-specific systems for the collection and recycling of used Nespresso capsules in countries where consumers cannot recycle their capsules through national waste recycling programs.

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