Category Archives: Hazardous Waste

A New Lease on Life for These 7 Landfills

A New Lease on Life for These 7 Landfills

Innovative projects that turn old landfills into parks are becoming increasingly common all over the world. In recent years, cities ranging from Shanghai to New York have taken a long, hard look at their landfills—often bursting at the seams with decades’ worth of decomposing municipal waste—and have found innovative ways to give them new life… Read More…

What Consumers Need to Know About E-Waste

What Consumers Need to Know About E-Waste

Electronic waste, or e-waste, is a well-documented problem for today’s waste management industry. In 2012, a United Nations report projected a 33 percent increase in global e-waste over a five-year period, estimating that 2017 will see 65.4 million tons of e-waste produced. To put that figure in perspective, that is the same weight as 200… Read More…

3 of the World’s Worst Oil Spills

3 of the World’s Worst Oil Spills

Oil rigs, wells, pipelines, and tankers are located throughout the world, and the mismanagement of this equipment has led to some of the world’s worst water pollution disasters. Oceans and marine life suffer greatly when oil is spilled into their natural habitat. With the proper security measures in place, many of these incidents could be… Read More…

What You Need to Know About Dumpsites

What You Need to Know About Dumpsites

Also known as “open dumps,” dumpsites are land disposal sites that collect indiscriminate deposits of solid waste of many kinds and from many sources. Unlike landfills, which are carefully controlled and have health and environmental measures in place, dumpsites involve little or no governance and protection measures. Incoming waste is not controlled or recorded, deposited… Read More…

What Are the Categories for Different Types of Waste?

What Are the Categories for Different Types of Waste?

Human-generated waste comes from a number of different sources. Classifying the various types of waste is therefore an important step in ensuring that all waste is directed to the right treatment facility so that it can be handled appropriately. Different municipalities, regions, countries, and institutions will often have their own particular classification systems. The European… Read More…

What Is Household Hazardous Waste, and How Do I Dispose Of It?

What Is Household Hazardous Waste, and How Do I Dispose Of It?

You might think of hazardous waste as something that’s only found in a factory or industrial facility, but in fact, hazardous waste can be found almost anywhere in an ordinary household. Almost all areas of the home, from the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room to storage areas like the garage, basement, or garden shed, can house products that contain… Read More…