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Sustainability Update April, 2013
Stopping Pharmaceutical Waste Before It Starts
Is greener chemistry possible? James Mack, a University of Cincinnati associate professor, recently made that assertion at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Association in New Orleans. Essentically, Mack is using a physical catalyst — high speed mill-balling — to force chemicals to come together to create the reaction now typically caused by solutions. When that method is used it avoids altogether the solvents that would result in the use read more
Sustainability Update March, 2013
Globally Harmonized System — Save Lives, Save Money
There are over 43 million workers in the U.S. that could be exposed to hazardous chemicals. And surprisingly, the U.S. is ranked 3rd among countries leading in fatalities due to inappropriate use of toxic chemicals. The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) aims to change that.
Starting this year and being phased in thru the end of 2015, the GHS has been adopted by OSHA as the new standard for hazardous material read more
Sustainability Update February, 2013
Should You Report on Sustainability?
Ah, it’s that time of year when we’re starting to think about spring, longer days and results reporting from last year. Along with sales and earnings results, many companies now are beginning to consider an annual sustainability report. Is it right for your organization? read more.
Sustainability Update January, 2013
“Re-purposing” Benefits Emerging Life Science Companies
On January 15th, Washington state life science companies got the opportunity to select from thousands of dollars worth of new and unopened laboratory consumables and small equipment free of charge. These supplies and equipment, available as a result of lab closures, were kept out of the landfill, and “re-purposed” for practical use recipients included read more.
Sustainability Update December, 2012
DOT Required Documentation
The Department of Transportation requires that waste generators not only apply DOT Closure instructions correctly, but additionally keep on file the specific closure documents that pertain to the packaging material utilized to ship your waste. They must be available read more.