Hazardous Waste Management

Waste management is one of the vital environmental issues since last few decades. It has been noted that the generation of waste increases with increasing population, industrialization and urbanization etc. The waste management strategy includes both non-hazardous and hazardous waste management. Non-hazardous waste does not cause potential threat to environment but instead hazardous waste is…

What is Hazardous Material?

Which code or standard applies to hazardous materials? How much of a particular hazardous material can be stored or used? What floor of the building can that hazardous material be stored or used on? These are all questions some are faced with daily. There is an assumption that people, such as facility managers, building owners,…

Waste Management System: A Guide

A waste management system is the strategy an organization uses to dispose, reduce, reuse, and prevent waste. Possible waste disposal methods are recycling, composting, incineration, landfills, bioremediation, waste to energy, and waste minimization. Waste Disposal MethodsThere are multiple waste management strategies and methods available. These strategies can be combined or rearranged to form a waste…

Medical Waste Disposal Procedures

The Department of Health and Safety (DHS) is responsible for compliance with and enforcement of the federal and state laws and regulations that apply to the use and disposal of biologically hazardous materials. Specific regulations and policies are located in the Biological Safety Manual. The University no longer incinerates any materials on campus. Medical Waste…

The importance of Waste Management and Recycling

Planning the waste management and recycling for all of the rubbish produced in this country is an enormous task which involves both logistical planning and scientific knowledge and understanding in order to balance the impact on the environment and the cost effectiveness of the process. Waste management and recycling companies are also feeling an extra…

7 Steps to Shrink Your Trash

Step 1: Reduce Make less waste in the first place! Buy things that last longer and have little or no packaging. Buy the big bag of chips and take your servings in reusable containers (Twelve – 1/2 ounce bags of chips make 9 times as much trash as one six – ounce bag and may…

Status of Waste Management

1.1. Solid waste characterisationWaste characterization is a waste stream analysis which involves a logical and systematic approach to obtaining and analyzing data on one or more waste streams or sub-streams. Waste characterization provides an estimate of solid waste quantity and composition. Two commonly use method of waste characterization are – material flow approach and site-specific…

Waste Disposal

We observe heaps of garbage lying along the roads while passing through a highway. Open dumping is the most common method of waste disposal in India. The trash heaps are usually left open to the environment and the elements. These seldom have a sparse covering which can often attract pests or vermin. Sometimes, these dumps…

Household Chemical Emergencies

Nearly every household uses products containing hazardous materials or chemicals. Knowing how to handle these products can reduce the risk of injury. Hazardous household chemicals may include: Aerosol cans (including hair spray and deodorant)Nail polish and nail polish removerCleaning products and furniture polishesPesticidesAutomotive products (like antifreeze or motor oil)Miscellaneous items (like batteries, mercury thermometers and…