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HERC's new Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals guidance document downloaded 8,644 times in Q4CY222023-01-27

Published in September 2022, the long awaited compliance assistance document for meeting EPA's final rule, Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the P-75 Listing for Nicotine has proven to be very popular with the healthcare industry. [ full text ]

Toward a Net-Zero Health Care System: Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions2023-01-25

In this article, the authors briefly review sources of GHG emissions in health care and explore opportunities for mitigation that can help to move toward an environmentally sustainable, net-zero health care system. [ full text ]

Used Lithium-Ion Batteries -- Information for Businesses2023-01-25

Lithium-ion batteries with different chemical compositions can appear nearly identical yet have different properties. In addition, some discarded Li-ion batteries are more likely to have hazardous properties if they contain a significant charge, yet such batteries can appear to the user to be completely discharged. For these reasons, it can be difficult for a generator to identify which of its waste Li-ion batteries are defined as hazardous waste when disposed. Therefore, where there is uncertainty, EPA recommends that businesses consider managing Li-ion batteries under the federal “universal waste” regulations. [ full text ]

On the Road to Meeting EPA’s Hazardous Waste Regs2023-01-11

It may not be the road trip you’re most interested in, but it’s important to know if and when your state has adopted the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) new Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule. Although the rule became active in some states and territories on Aug. 19, 2019, it has been making its way around the country as more regions adopt its key stipulations. [ full text ]

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