As a members of the ESGR (European Solvent Recycler Group) we are proud to share the “Carbon Footprint of Recycled Solvents at the sectoral level compared with virgin solvents” study in which we have participated. This comparative report illustates the annual CO2-footprint of organic solvents recycled in Europe by ESRG members in relation to the CO2-footprint of virgin solvents. A Life Cycle Assessment following the ISO 14044 methodology was used as a tool to estimate the CO2- footprint of both types. The findings suggest that recycling 309 kt of used solvents each year can save 618 kt CO2 eq. per year. This is equivalent to annually avoiding the Greenhouse Gas emissions of 280,000 diesel cars.
Slippery conditions are obviously caused by snow, ice and rain but potential hazards also include cluttered walkways, spills, cords, cables left in walkways and even changes in flooring surfaces - wrinkled carpets, rugs and unexpected steps or drop-downs.
Be prepared and aware of potential Fall, Trips, Slips Hazards by being aware and mindful - Stay safe and prevent accidents and injuries whenever possible.
ONE OF THE BASIC CONCEPTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE IS THE PERIODIC TANK INSPECTION.
Regardless of the type of material being stored, under federal or state environmental requirements, some type of periodic inspection is always required. These periodic inspections are like a tool with many functions, from simple monitoring to status checks to extensive compliance assurance evaluations.
Staying safe this winter is not only about being aware but also learning how to avoid Hypothermia and Frostbite - very real safety concerns during frigid temperatures that many regions of the US are experiencing this week.