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There is an increasing number of businesses looking to become more environmentally responsible every day. According to a global survey by Tandberg cited in Environmental Leader, 53% of global consumers prefer to buy from companies that have a strong environmental reputation, and 8 out of 10 employees prefer to work for an environmentally ethical organization
Sustainable development is one of those terms that gets thrown around quite a bit. Even when it's used correctly, it covers a lot of territory. You’ll find dozens of legitimate definitions. One of the most useful -- and simplest -- comes from the UN World Commission on Environment and Development: “Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
Conventional business wisdom states that one can have profits or sustainability, but not both. However, conventional wisdom isn’t ALWAYS right.
If you were drawn to this article, perhaps fueled by pressure from employees, shareholders, customers or regulators, you may be in the early stages of research about how to build a sustainable future for your business.
If you are Transporting Hazardous Waste To Mexico with Temarry Recycling, you do not have to fill out the Biennial Report for waste being manifested to Temarry.
As a hazardous waste generator, do you truly understand what is happening to your waste streams when they leave your facility?
If you’re like a lot of business people I know, you have colleagues who cringe at the term “sustainability.” You bring up the concept and they immediately envision anti-capitalist tree-huggers. Sustainability is so much more, but it can sometimes be hard to explain.
Making the journey from the current take-make-dispose linear economy to a circular economy can be rough. It is good business, but it requires a change in both business processes and mindset. Many businesses are already moving in that direction and--although the concept is relatively new--some are have found tremendous success.
The circular economy, at its most basic, refers to moving from our traditional take-make-dispose linear economy, to one in which materials are continuously repurposed until they are finally recycled. It’s a closed loop, hence the circle.