The US’s aging water infrastructure is wasting 2 trillion gallons of treated drinking water resulting from about 240,000 water main breaks each year; modernizing the infrastructure will be a frustrating but necessary challenge at both the commercial and residential levels, says Gillan Taddune of Banyan Water.
Companies are responsible for unique sets of waste streams throughout their operations and supply chain. While recycling programs can help, having a comprehensive zero waste to landfill strategy in place is an effective, reliable route to significantly reduce operational waste footprints. Rankin shares steps that can help successfully implement and deploy a zero waste to landfill strategy.
By Tom Pagliuco, Executive Director, Global Energy Engineering, Allergan There are currently two types of projects that typically have attractive economics for pharmaceutical facilities and we have been focusing our attention on: LED lighting upgrades and chilled water optimization projects. Lighting is a low risk, easy to implement energy savings … Read more »
Retailers and manufacturers have dictated that sustainable packaging is no longer just “nice to have,” but is something they expect from the packaging industry, according to a new study from Smithers Pira. Packaging materials are extremely visible to the consumer, and retailers, packaged product suppliers, governments, regulators, NGOs and environmental groups are … Read more »
Viewing EHS management systems and enabling information management systems as one and the same is a prevalent misunderstanding. But failure to distinguish between the two could actually lead to missed opportunities and a lack of understanding about the actual performance of a company’s EHS efforts. Management systems are the policies, … Read more »
Compliance with a vast variety of environmental regulations is the reality for companies. Many of these regulations require the tracking and reporting of air emissions as well as solid waste and water pollution amounts. Companies must be able to effectively track environmental data. They also have to make estimates and … Read more »
Companies moving from traditional on-premise, perpetually-licensed EHS software to technology services that are cloud-based, subscription service-based offerings has become a macro trend. When it’s time to look for a new software solution, the temptation is great to use the technical buzz phrases that get tossed around frequently. When that happens, … Read more »
We are on the cusp of a technological revolution. Like the World Wide Web before it, the Internet of Things (IoT) is slowly changing the way we live and how companies conduct business. IoT is changing everything from the way our goods are manufactured to the way we heat our … Read more »
Astonishingly, in an election year and at a time of unprecedented partisanship, this past June, Congress adopted significant reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) with sweeping support from both sides of the aisle. In the words of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical … Read more »
As we move towards understanding waste as a challenge of resource constraints, we’re realizing that impacts occur all along the lifecycle of products, and not just at end of life. In fact, decisions made as a result of our design, processing, manufacturing and transportation processes will significantly impact the potential … Read more »
More than ever before, market-leading companies are setting ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Before sustainability goals were well-defined, companies tended to set GHG reduction targets based on public relations and internal approval processes. For many companies this resulted in short-term targets that were relatively easy to achieve. … Read more »
Green energy systems are the new power wave of the 21st Century and many cities today are utilizing these green technologies to update and supplement their older, outdated electrical systems through innovative, renewable, and sustainable energy sources. There are green power options that are available to cities now, and they … Read more »