Wastes


Research Finds Half of Single-Use Plastic Waste is Produced by 20 Companies

Research Finds Half of Single-Use Plastic Waste is Produced by 20 Companies

Researchers and U.S. leaders plan to take action before the problem escalates further.

The Changing Face of Waste Management in the COVID Era

The Changing Face of Waste Management in the COVID Era

Waste production, especially plastic waste production is soaring high under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Improper Disposal of PPE Contributes to Waste

Improper Disposal of PPE Contributes to Waste

The coronavirus pandemic has increased the need for PPE, which has the potential to become litter.

How to Choose the Right Waste Container for Your Business

How to Choose the Right Waste Container for Your Business

Choosing the correct container to properly store waste is important for both your business and the environment.

How Did the Oil Industry Change Post Deepwater Horizon

How Did the Oil Industry Change Post Deepwater Horizon

The oil industry is continuing to make a positive impact, ensuring events like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill never happen again.

Cleanup of Six-Foot Dallas Debris Pile Cleared by City Council

Cleanup of Six-Foot Dallas Debris Pile Cleared by City Council

The debris pile identified as Shingle Mountain has stood behind a Dallas neighborhood for two years.

EPA Proposes Revised Cleanup Plan for Wisconsin Landfill and Recycling Site

EPA Proposes Revised Cleanup Plan for Wisconsin Landfill and Recycling Site

The Lemberger Landfill and the Lemberger Transport & Recycling Superfund site in Whitelaw, Wisconsin has undergone five cleanup reviews since 1995.

How Businesses Can Handle E-Waste

How Businesses Can Handle E-Waste

Making repairs, finding a reputable recycling company, donating older products and cutting down on purchases are just a few ways businesses can manage their e-waste problem.



How to Avoid Nine Expensive Hazardous Waste Violations

How to Avoid Nine Expensive Hazardous Waste Violations

Keeping up with hazardous waste management regulations such as the RCRA may seem like a complex task.

How to Celebrate Plastic Free July at Your Business

How to Celebrate Plastic Free July at Your Business

Plastic Free July can be an effective way to start your sustainable journey. Follow these four steps.

Pushing Sustainability Forward Through a Pandemic

Pushing Sustainability Forward Through a Pandemic

Businesses have a responsibility to consider to environment--for the sake of the earth and consumers. That responsibility does not disappear during a pandemic, as climate change, resource scarcity, and many other challenges do not shelter in place along with us.

Sustainable Cooking for Individuals and Restaurants: The NYT Greenhouse, Part 4

Sustainable Cooking for Individuals and Restaurants: The NYT Greenhouse, Part 4

For the New York Times’ last climate change event, The Greenhouse spoke with two chefs on how to utilize basic ingredients for sustainable cooking in individual and restaurant business settings alike.

Coronavirus Offers Both Opportunities and Challenges for Farmers

Coronavirus Offers Both Opportunities and Challenges for Farmers

The food supply chain is one area that will face many of the consequences of the coronavirus. However, opportunities arise from this situation as well.

A Global Pandemic Means Littered Disposable Gloves—Everywhere

A Global Pandemic Means Littered Disposable Gloves—Everywhere

The outbreak of the coronavirus has meant littered medical supplies waste in parking lots, on sidewalks and most other public spaces. It is one of the many unintended byproducts of the pandemic.

The Environmental Protection Agency Loosens Pollution Rules During Pandemic

The Environmental Protection Agency Loosens Pollution Rules During Pandemic

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the EPA drastically reduced pollution rules for power plants, factories and other facilities.

New York Enacts a State-Wide Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags

New York Enacts a State-Wide Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags

The state of New York is the third U.S. state to mandate that all businesses avoid single-use plastic bags in order to address “environmental blights.”

How Are Medical Devices Making Consumers More Environmentally Conscious?

How Are Medical Devices Making Consumers More Environmentally Conscious?

The medical industry doesn't have the best track record when it comes to environmentalism. However, some healthcare companies are changing that.

Achieving Water Authority Compliance with Automated Wastewater Treatment

Achieving Water Authority Compliance with Automated Wastewater Treatment

Automated wastewater treatment systems help manufacturers remain in compliance with EPA and local standards while significantly reducing the cost of treatment, labor and disposal.

People Think China Ruined US Recycling, but It’s a US-Rooted Problem

People Think China Ruined US Recycling, but It’s a US-Rooted Problem

Here’s how recycling has changed in all 50 states since changes in China’s waste import laws—and what we should do about it.