ERG Environmental: Efficient Chemicals and Waste Management Practices

As highlighted in Umeå University’s report on “Chemicals and Waste Management,” the annual use of chemicals generates approximately 8,000 kilos of hazardous waste. To mitigate the negative impact on the environment and human health, active efforts are underway to substitute hazardous substances with less dangerous alternatives. This strategic approach includes setting requirements on the chemical…

ERG Environmental: Report Highlights Chemical Recycling’s Limitations on Plastic Waste

Entering the dialogue surrounding chemical recycling, in response to recent concerns raised by advocacy groups Beyond Plastics and the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN), offers a nuanced perspective on the efficacy and sustainability of chemical recycling as a solution to the plastic waste crisis.  The report from these groups highlights several criticisms of chemical recycling,…

ERG Environmental: Ensuring Safe and Efficient Chemical Waste Disposal

Facilitating the safe disposal of hazardous chemical waste for universities across various campuses and off-site locations, plays a vital role in ensuring compliance with regulations and minimizing environmental risks, as outlined by the University of Washington’s Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) department.  One of the key responsibilities is the collection of hazardous chemical waste, involving…

ERG Environmental: Takes Action Addressing the Urgency of Waste and Plastic Reduction

Underscoring the urgency of waste and plastic reduction initiatives, echoes the concerns raised in NRDC’s article “Waste and Plastic Reduction Is Necessary to Protect Our Health.“ Amidst the proliferation of plastic consumption, the pressing need to confront the adverse impacts of plastic pollution on human health and the environment is recognized. With an estimated 400…

ERG Environmental Leads the Charge: Embracing Zero Waste Practices for a Sustainable Future

Standing at the forefront of the fight against the waste pollution crisis, echoes the sentiments expressed in the United Nations Environment Programme’s article “Eight Ways to Overcome the Waste Pollution Crisis.“ With humanity generating between 2.1 billion and 2.3 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste annually, the repercussions of improper waste management are dire. From…

ERG Environmental: Leading the Charge Towards Zero Waste in the Waste Management Sector

Heeding the call for proactive measures in the waste management sector, champions zero waste initiatives, as highlighted in Earth.org’s article “Calling on the Waste Management Sector to Champion Zero Waste Initiatives.“ The designation of March 30th as “International Day of Zero Waste” by the UN General Assembly underscores the global imperative to prioritize zero waste…

ERG Environmental: Driving Environmental Sustainability – The Impact of Recycling on Climate Change

In the global battle against climate change, the pivotal role of recycling in mitigating environmental impact is underscored. This is elucidated in the University of Colorado Boulder’s article “The Impact of Recycling on Climate Change.“ As climate change and waste management emerge as pressing global concerns, it becomes imperative to recognize the intricate interplay between…

ERG Environmental: Advancing Sustainable Plastic Design for Environmental Preservation

In the face of escalating plastic pollution, advocating for sustainable solutions to mitigate environmental impacts is crucial. This is outlined in ScienceDaily’s article “Accounting for Plastic Persistence Can Minimize Environmental Impacts.“ Researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have developed a groundbreaking sustainability metric for designing plastic products with low environmental persistence. This metric,…

ERG Environmental: Driving Environmental Protection Through Waste Management Practices

In today’s increasingly precarious environmental landscape, waste management emerges as a pivotal strategy for safeguarding the planet. Highlighted in Prysmian’s article “The Benefits of Waste Management,” this practice yields manifold advantages for both the environment and society. At the forefront of these benefits is environmental protection and pollution reduction. Waste management endeavors to mitigate the…