Monthly Round-Up: June/July 2014

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In our effort to keep you informed on the latest developments and news in sustainability and hazardous waste management, we’re sharing the articles below from June and July. Take a look at our picks for top stories over the last couple of months. Corporate Sustainability Practices: Waste & Recycling When it comes to waste, everyone knows the 3-R mantra: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. But it’s tough to follow the 3 Rs when products, packaging and materials aren’t designed with end-of-life in mind. Want to beat your competitors? Embrace profitable good Deloitte recently came out with its annual Core Beliefs & Culture survey that polls more than 1,000 executives and employees. The key takeaway was that 82% of respondents working at an organization that has a strong sense of purpose believe the organization will grow. Only 48% of those working for companies without a sense of purpose are hopeful about growth prospects. NAEM Research Report:

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How to Stop Burning Profits and Earth’s Natural Resources

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Onsite chemical recycling is rapidly becoming the preferred method for acquiring and managing petrochemicals. Cost savings, in the form of reduced chemical costs, reductions in hazardous waste and reduced downtime were the primary motivations for adopting onsite chemical recycling. However, another benefit – and perhaps an even greater reason for onsite chemical recycling – is the preservation of our oil reserves, one of Earth’s most precious resources. The Volatility of Oil Prices Volatility in oil prices are undoubtedly a frequent, if not every day, news topic. Oil prices rise as Americans pack up for that annual ritual known as the summer vacation. Auto manufacturers have become quite adept at developing new engines that get the most performance from each precious drop of fuel. Similarly, Americans are embracing new technologies in order to keep their monthly energy bills from becoming unmanageable – all in an effort to combat escalating oil prices.

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