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What Is a Total Waste Program?

Most businesses have the best of intentions in their efforts to recycle and conserve, but many fail to follow through because there is no specific person empowered to instill a culture of recycling and waste management. An internally driven campaign will only be as effective as the initiative is valued from leadership and someone who [...]

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Green The New Buzzword

For a few years now some words have become buzzwords for those concerned about the environment, food, nutrition, and those looking to cash in on related issues: GREEN Organic Free Range All natural Gluten Free All Natural Recycle All of these words elicit certain feelings and opinions from consumers, politicians, companies and manufacturers. The feelings [...]

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The Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)

The RCRA is the benchmark Federal Law governing the disposal of solid and hazardous waste. It was signed into law in 1976 and has been amended several times. It replaced or amended the very first law, the Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965. The RCRA provides the framework for the Congressional mandate to establish a [...]

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Sustainable-Waste Management Plan

Terms like sustainability and Total Waste Management/Environmental Management Plan are becoming more common among small business and industry. While the big, Fortune 500 companies have been engaging in sustaining practices and total waste management for some time now, it is being practiced within small business and industry more than ever. Companies are realizing that these [...]

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ISO 14001 Certification Will Make Your Business Greener (In More Ways Than One)

What is it, exactly? In strict terms, ISO 14001 is the international standard by which the specified requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS) are measured. Ok, so… what’s an EMS? According to the International Organization of Standardization (ISO), an EMS is “part of the management system used to manage environmental aspects, fulfill compliance [...]

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