Environment

Shredding Services

Communities across the country are hosting Shred Day this month, inviting local residents to bring in sensitive documents for shredding and disposal. As the threat of identity theft continues to grow, it’s important to safeguard personal information. Documents bearing bank information, social security numbers, and other sensitive details should be destroyed and disposed of safely

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Hazardous Waste Disposal Penalties

Party City Corporation was ordered to pay $878,750 this month as part of a settlement in a prosecution resulting from the company’s mishandling of hazardous waste throughout California. The funds will be used in part to support environmental training initiatives, reported the Daily Democrat. Party City, a Delaware-based company, mishandled hazardous waste and materials—including aerosol

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dental waste disposal

Dentists in Livingston County, Michigan have found an ingenious way to reuse gold, silver, platinum and palladium from patients’ old tooth fillings. Proceeds from the precious metals, collected over time, are donated to provide free meals to people in need. According the Associated Press, since the program’s launch in 1996, more than $300,000 has been

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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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