Pharmaceutical Waste

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a new rule concerning the handling, storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. The rule will go into effect in summer 2019. The new rule is expected to reduce the amount of pharmaceutical waste entering the nation’s waterways, resulting in safer drinking and surface water. The

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Improper Waste Disposal

Improper medical waste disposal poses a danger to human health and the environment, and can accrue heavy fines and legal penalties. Busy medical facilities trust that their medical waste is disposed of properly, but occasional mistakes or negligence can be costly and time-consuming. Earlier this winter, crews at the Tennessee Department of Transportation reported finding

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Colorado joins states adopting stricter vehicle emissions standard

Colorado announced Tuesday it will join a number of states that have moved to implement heightened vehicle emissions standards as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mulls changing laws to weaken federal regulations. The decision by the state’s Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) will add Colorado to a list of 12 states, including California, that have adopted stronger tailpipe emission regulations

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Medical Waste Disposal

The business of waste — specifically, the business of off-site management of hazardous and non-hazardous medical waste — is big. The global medical waste management industry is so large, in fact, that market analysts expect it to grow to more than $560 billion by 2020. Several factors are driving these predictions, including “highly stringent regulations

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