Electronic Waste

electronic waste, also called e-waste, various forms of electric and electronic equipment that have ceased to be of value to their users or no longer satisfy their original purpose. Electronic waste (e-waste) products have exhausted their utility value through either redundancy, replacement, or breakage and include both “white goods” such as refrigerators, washing machines, and…

Waste Reduction Strategies for Your Business

Going green carries a lot of benefits, including increasing efficiency and reducing costs. It can even encourage green-minded consumers to do business with you. Starting a waste reduction initiative in your business isn’t difficult, and it doesn’t take too much time. It simply requires a change in the way you approach life in the workplace.…

Waste Disposal

waste disposal, the collection, processing, and recycling or deposition of the waste materials of human society. Waste is classified by source and composition. Broadly speaking, waste materials are either liquid or solid in form, and their components may be either hazardous or inert in their effects on health and the environment. The term waste is…

Hazardous Waste Management in the Laboratory

In 2022, US companies could be fined a civil penalty up to $81,540 per violation, per day for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste violations.1 However, the monetary cost is small when you think of the costs associated with injuries or environmental incidents that can come from ineffectively handling hazardous waste. Here are…

Hazardous-waste treatment, storage, and disposal

Several options are available for hazardous-waste management. The most desirable is to reduce the quantity of waste at its source or to recycle the materials for some other productive use. Nevertheless, while reduction and recycling are desirable options, they are not regarded as the final remedy to the problem of hazardous-waste disposal. There will always…