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EPA Proposes Rules to Improve Hazardous Waste Management and Better Protect our Waterways
9.1.15
Source: U.S. EPA, 8/31/15
Summary: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two new hazardous waste rules to strengthen environmental protection while reducing regulatory burden on businesses. One of the proposed rules will protect waterways, including drinking and surface water, by preventing the flushing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and simplify the requirements for healthcare workers. The other rule will provide greater flexibility to industry while requiring new safeguards to protect the public from mismanagement of hazardous waste.

Why Your Sustainability Strategy Can Be Pivotal to Employee Engagement
8.27.15
Source: Triple Pundit, 8/17/15
Summary: The business case for implementing sustainable practices is clear, and regardless of what industry you're in, the strain on natural resources is rising as a result of population growth and climate change. Today, many companies are shifting to a sustainable business model to protect the ecosystem, realize associated cost-savings and support future business growth because a healthier, more vibrant society makes for a healthy economy. To achieve this vision, a business cannot only adopt purpose into its operations, opportunities, solutions and profit, but the notion of purpose must be embedded within its culture.

Phone Book Industry Makes Environmental Advances, Still Needs Improvement in Sustainability
8.12.15
Source: Product Stewardship Institute, 8/12/15
Summary: Is the telephone book -- once a common and useful tool in every household -- still around? Even in the digital era, the answer is yes. And in the past year, telephone directory publishers took steps to reduce the environmental impacts of their products. But they continue to fall short in key areas, according to a new report card published by the nonprofit Product Stewardship Institute (PSI).

Allegheny County, Pa., Emphasizes 'Green' Infrastructure in $2 Billion Stormwater Control Effort
8.12.15
Source: FutureStructure, 8/5/15
Summary: Greening the county's antiquated sewer network can be accomplished through a series of regionally focused, strategically placed solutions, such as green roofs, permeable pavement and stormwater planters.

Why Sustainability Ratings Matter
8.12.15
Source: MIT Sloan Management Review, 8/7/15
Summary: "The growing body of research linking strong sustainability performance with strong financial performance only improves the value proposition for sustainable business practices,' writes Allen L. White, a senior fellow at the Tellus Institute and founder of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings.

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Storm Drain
The Industrial Stormwater Permit Guide is now available. This guide explains federal stormwater regulations for business, and the options available for compliance.

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