The excessive amounts of industrial non-hazardous waste is rapidly becoming an important issue for both developing and industrialized economic nations the world over. Countries are creating comprehensive waste management plans to help alleviate issues brought on by post-recycling, non-hazardous waste which would otherwise fester in landfills, causing ecological concerns. (more…)
If a business or manufacturing facility is going to work at peak functionality and still abide by all environmental laws endemic to its location, it is necessary to first be fully aware of local industrial waste rules regulations. In the United States, most states take their cues and guidance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which sets the standard for the country at large. Rules are also applied at the state and municipal levels to better regulate industrial and hazardous waste.
The EPA regulates household, industrial, and manufacturing solid and hazardous wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). RCRA’s goals are to protect communities and citizens from the hazards of waste disposal; conserve energy and natural resources by recycling and recovery; reduce or eliminate waste; and clean up waste that may have spilled, leaked or been improperly disposed of.
For those who work in the pharmaceutical, biochemical, or food wholesale industries, cleanliness is paramount. This is especially true for industrial waste disposal.
When it comes to managing industrial waste, choosing a trash compactor made of easy-to-clean and bacteria-resistant stainless steel is an excellent choice for crushing and disposing of large quantities of waste materials that may have contaminants. Stainless steel trash compactors are easier to wash, have protected electrical mechanisms, and are extremely durable for both indoor and outdoor waste compaction.
Municipal landfills have been a growing concern throughout the United States for decades. Costs for these subterranean garbage heaps are rising rapidly, fueled by the 292.4 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) the U.S. produces each year according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
It’s a constant struggle to allocate the necessary amount of land, money, and technology for landfills, especially in North America in the 21st century.