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Recycle bin bylaws: Here's what to recycle and what to pitch

Recycle bin bylaws: Here's what to recycle and what to pitch | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it

CHEYENNE - In the five years since it began, the city's curbside recycling program has grown by leaps and bounds.

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I really appreciate people taking the time to help out or do something for the betterment of our environment in their own little ways. I do hope too that they will also put into consideration in creating campaigns or programs like this for hazardous waste disposal as this is very dangerous to ones health and environment if not properly disposed and managed. Just my two cents.

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For the first time, the United States will actually try to waste less food

For the first time, the United States will actually try to waste less food | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it

The federal government has announced a goal to reduce food waste 50 percent by 2030.

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This is so true. People (though not all) are buying more and the most part of that 'more' goes to trashes - kept the food for too long in the fridge, expired. And, while other people especially in the third world countries are dying for hunger and even are experiencing the worst effects of improper hazardous waste disposal.

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Opinion: Got household hazardous waste

Some items that we have in our homes are hazardous and can impact the health of our families, pets, wildlife and the environment if not used, stored and disposed of properly.

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Yes, you're correct we'll have to be sure to dispose our hazardous wastes at a household waste drop-off site; however, if this isn't possible, you can always seek help from the professional hazardous waste disposal companies and they will do the proper disposal for you.

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San Jose: Recycling rule-breakers may be fined for banned items in curbside bins

San Jose: Recycling rule-breakers may be fined for banned items in curbside bins | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it

With an alarming contamination rate nearly six times higher than its East Bay neighbor for its single-family homes, San Jose might start penalizing residents for dumping a greasy pizza box or other dirty recyclables in the gray recycling container.

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I would rather pay for a professional hazardous waste disposal service rather than paying the fines which for all I know the fine amounts are bigger than what I will pay for the company who'll for sure do the best waste management system because for the most part, that is what they do best.

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Alarming Uptick of Earthquakes in Kansas Linked to Fracking With 52 in Just Last Two Weeks

Alarming Uptick of Earthquakes in Kansas Linked to Fracking With 52 in Just Last Two Weeks | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it

Just like in Oklahoma, Kansas is seeing a shocking uptick in

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Whether they say fracking doesn't affect our environment and the way our climate is acting nowadays, whatever foreign that is being injected to our natural environment, there will always be a reaction. We do hope that it won't be that dramatic for as we all know that these are toxic and improper hazardous waste disposal is not good at all.

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EPA fines Mosaic Fertilizer over hazardous waste handling | Chemistry World

EPA fines Mosaic Fertilizer over hazardous waste handling | Chemistry World | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it

US Environmental Protection Agency agrees settlement contract including $8m penalty and $800m in investments

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Another issue on improper hazardous waste disposal couple of months ago. I am sure it is somewhat to just avoid this kind of issue though but here's to hoping no more issues on improper waste handling in 2106?

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What Can I Do To Save The Great South Bay and All Long Island’s Waters?

There are literally millions of people on Long Island who do not know how to help, do not know what is causing our environmental crisis, do not know that every little action impairs our drinking wa…

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For me, other ways to tackle the rising issue with water contamination as one of the largest environmental crisis not only in US but around the world (for the most part), is to make people aware on what to and what not to specifically on doing hazardous waste disposal. Knowledge and awareness is very important in this age and time and if at all possible involve the children in this environmental campaign so they too, can help save our environment even in their early years.

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7 Reasons to Protect America’s Waters

7 Reasons to Protect America’s Waters | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it

The Administration has published a proposal to restore Clean Water Act protections to America’s most vulnerable streams and wetlands. Unfortunately, this proposal is already coming under attack from the mining industry and others unwilling to take responsibility for polluting and destroying our wa...

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It is not just the government, we, as concerned citizens and as parents, we need to take part of this change as well, so our children, at least, can still have a greener and healthier future. Just my two cents.

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City maintains membership in household hazardous waste program | The Excelsior Springs Standard

City maintains membership in household hazardous waste program | The Excelsior Springs Standard | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it

Residents of Excelsior Springs will be able to dispose of their old paint, oil, chemicals and other hazardous waste again next year, after the Excelsior Springs City Council voted 5-0 on Monday, Nov. 5, to continue their participation in the Mid-America Regional Council’s household hazardous waste program.

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The environmental impact of holding a household hazardous waste disposal program is significant. If this kind of program is not in place, these wastes end up in the trash, in our parks, in our rivers and in our ditches. www.advancedchemical.net

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Waste Management Awards helps Detroit Think Green

Waste Management Awards helps Detroit Think Green | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it

Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that builds clean, green and beautiful communities, and Waste Management (NYSE:WM) today announced that Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision...

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At least we know that there is something done for the betterment of the community and environment. I just hope all states in US and even all over the world will have this kind of initiative and campaign and I hope most importantly that people will help in making this possible and somehow would do even their little ways in helping the community and our environment like in doing proper hazardous waste disposal and recycling perhaps. | www.advancedchemical.net

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Get Rid of Things - Safely Dispose of Paint, Electronics, Batteries, CFLs, and Medicines

Get Rid of Things - Safely Dispose of Paint, Electronics, Batteries, CFLs, and Medicines | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it

How do I get rid of things like old paint, rechargeable batteries, electronics, CFLs, and medicines? I know I'm not supposed to just dump it in the trash. We can help! Click here for an easy list of what to do.

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This is very helpful. In addition though, I would just like to add, when it comes to disposing chemical wastes, I strongly suggest to keep them in a safe place or area at home and have them picked up by a professional hazardous waste disposal company. We've been doing this for quite some time now and we're very confident that our dangerous wastes are properly managed and that I have done something to mankind and to our environment. | www.advancedchemical.net

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Fracking’s Problems Go Deeper Than Water Pollution

Fracking’s Problems Go Deeper Than Water Pollution | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it
Fracking is controversial, but it's possible that the things that make people upset about the practice could be fixed.
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Even if they say that fracking doesn't have impact to our water resources, I am very much against it no matter what. The procedure involves chemicals and I am sure we might not see the impacts of this procedure any time soon, but I know there is a result of doing something that is not really good for nature; just like in doing improper hazardous waste disposal.

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State alleges Modesto wine bottle maker used hazardous waste in glass

State alleges Modesto wine bottle maker used hazardous waste in glass | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it

The state Department of Toxic Substances Control has accused Gallo Glass Co. of using hazardous waste in the manufacturing process for its wine bottles, but Gallo officials said the lawsuit has no merit.

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What is more important is the way on how we should deal with hazardous waste. If these wastes are not properly managed, it could be a great threat to our health and to our environment as well. Thus, proper hazardous waste disposal is never an option.

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35 Dangerous Household Cleaning Products You Need to Avoid

35 Dangerous Household Cleaning Products You Need to Avoid | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it
There is danger under the kitchen and bathroom: here's a report that details 35 Dangerous Household Cleaning Products You Need to Avoid using in your home.
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For me, no matter what we have at home or wherever we're at, what matters is on how we are dealing with these hazardous materials. What is important is that proper hazardous waste disposal is being done and just do or apply these stuff based on how they're supposed to be. I don't think there is something to be worried about as long as these materials are used properly.

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Lowe’s to pay fine for improper disposal of hazardous waste - RT - Recycling Today

Lowe’s to pay fine for improper disposal of hazardous waste - RT - Recycling Today | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it

Retailer reaches settlement with more than 30 county district attorneys in California.

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This was last year ago and the same issue with improper hazardous waste disposal still is very in existence up to date. And, I believe there has been issues like this even before, I am sure. Question, do you think this will ever stop?

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3 Big Pharmacies Pay Huge Hazardous Waste Disposal Fines in CA | Thrival

3 Big Pharmacies Pay Huge Hazardous Waste Disposal Fines in CA | Thrival | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it

Three of the biggest suits against pharmaceutical companies are outlined here emphasizing why it is important you understand the hazardous waste regulations governing your organization for pharmaceutical and medical waste whether you dispose of a little or a lot of waste.

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I like it how they impose such penalties though I am not that against to these three pharmacies it is just that they (even all of us) should be very vigilant about these things and that proper hazardous waste disposal is never an option in this age and time.

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How to Decide When to Dispose Your Hazardous Waste Materials

How to Decide When to Dispose Your Hazardous Waste Materials | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it

You know that hazardous waste materials should be disposed promptly and correctly. However, you are not sure when to do …

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Do you have some questions about how to decide when to dispose your hazardous waste materials? Learn how from this very informative article here.

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How to Make Non-Toxic Zero-Waste Deodorant

How to Make Non-Toxic Zero-Waste Deodorant | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it

When I transitioned to a plastic free and zero waste lifestyle I stopped using store bought deodorant. This was for many reasons but the main reasons were the

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It is so uplifting to see very informative and helpful article as this and not to see the other way around like getting fines of doing improper hazardous waste disposal and some others. This is really appealing to me as I am trying to work out on using everything in our household as natural and green as possible. So thank you, Lauren. :)

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4 Ways Proper Hazardous Waste Disposal Will Mak... - For the Love of Mother Earth - Quora

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Hazardous wastes that linger in the home can increase the risk of disease and injury, some of which can lead to serious and long-term health consequences.

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The Right Way to Dispose of Beauty Products - Spa Heroes

We know that contaminating water is not what you had in mind so here are some better ways to dispose of beauty products, their containers and contents as safely as possible. #beautycabinetdetox #ingredientintel #safebeautyproductdisposal

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Lipstick made with lead or acrylates and nail polish should always be considered hazardous waste and never be thrown away in the trash or recycled and must always be disposed of through a hazardous waste program.  - www.advancedchemical.net

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Hazardous Waste Disposal Company ACT Environmental Services Makes Inc. Magazine's 500/5000 List | news.sys-con.com

Hazardous Waste Disposal Company ACT Environmental Services Makes Inc. Magazine's 500/5000 List | news.sys-con.com | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it

The founders of ACT Environmental Services, a hazardous waste disposal company that offers a variety of biological and hazardous waste disposal services, are pleased to announce that their company has once again made Inc. Magazine's annual Inc. 500/5000 list.

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Just so happy for ACT http://www.advancedchemical.net/ that I can't just sit here and not spread the latest achievement they have.

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Richmond: Hazardous waste site to be cleaned up; owner goes to jail

Richmond: Hazardous waste site to be cleaned up; owner goes to jail | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it

Three years after the Department of Toxic Substances Control launched an investigation into Electro-Forming, Co., its owner, Marion Patigler, has turned herself in and work will start to remove many of the hazardous chemicals on site, including cyanide and hydrochloric acid.

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Doing the improper hazardous waste disposal is such an unlawful act to our environment. In this age and time, we almost totally forgot to care for our environment and just think of ourselves. Something like this should be done (not that I am happy that this person is now in jail or something) in order for other companies and people to see that there is always good in doing good not only to mankind but to our environment as well.

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Report: States Mismanage Fracking Waste

Report: States Mismanage Fracking Waste | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it

It might seem illogical, but in 1988 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put a loophole in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) which regulates hazardous and solid waste, ex...

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Fracking waste is a hazardous waste and should not be considered safe at all. Basically it contains chemical and managing them properly is very important. Proper hazardous waste disposal is never an option in this age and time and fracking should be stopped.

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California drinking water: Not just vanishing, but also widely contaminated

California drinking water: Not just vanishing, but also widely contaminated | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it

A fifth of California wells have high levels of dangerous contaminants.

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Fracking is just one of the many contributors of water pollution. Although they don't see any problems with contamination as we speak, but I am sure, time will come when we'll see the impact of doing improper hazardous waste disposal. | www.advancedchemical.net

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Chemical Pollution of European Waters Worse than Previously Thought

Chemical Pollution of European Waters Worse than Previously Thought | The Beauty of Being a Mother | Scoop.it

A recent study shows for the first time that toxic chemicals pose ecological risks to European waters, as levels are much worse than previously thought.

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Chemical dumping into water is really illegal. Industries should manage their wastes really well first and foremost. They should anticipate the negative effects of doing improper hazardous waste disposal. If they really do care of their health, the health of their families, they should do the necessary and proper waste management.

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