Archive for the ‘Retail’ Category

By: Stericycle
Mar22

Macy’s is sponsoring the following free training sessions conducted by Stericycle to provide guidance for retailers regarding how to properly manage hazardous waste from their operations. For example, did you know that certain products such as cleaners, aerosols or personal care items and cosmetics could become hazardous wastes? And did…

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By: Stericycle
Mar19

In February, five hospitals began a pilot drug takeback pilot program in New York State, collecting the public’s unused pharmaceuticals free of charge. This is part of a six-month drug takeback pilot program encouraging residents to dispose of unwanted, expired or leftover medications by depositing into Stericycle Environmental Solutions’ collection…

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By: Stericycle
Feb20

Rick Gates, Walgreens senior vice president of pharmacy and healthcare, recently spoke with Environmental Leader magazine about partnering with Stericycle Environmental Solutions for its safe medication disposal program. How did Walgreens dispose of more than 155 tons of unwanted medication in just 18 months? With the help of Stericycle Environmental…

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By: Stericycle
Oct12

As always, we are closely monitoring the latest EPA updates impacting the management of hazardous waste. EPA continues work on the Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule, work with retail groups and will release additional guidance on Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule. Here are three of the latest hazardous waste regulations updates…

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By: Stericycle
Aug08

It is no secret that aerosol cans are ubiquitous in today’s society. According to the Consumer Aerosol Products Council, up to 1,500 kinds of products, from asthma inhalers to shaving cream and hair sprays, are packaged as aerosols. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it has been…

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By: Stericycle
Jun14

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) recently proposed new rules to create a statewide pharmaceutical collection program. This takeback program would provide proper product disposal options only for residents, not businesses. Pharmaceuticals, including unused or expired prescription drugs, controlled substances and other pharmaceutical products, would be collected at approved takeback…

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By: Stericycle
May17

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently announced the following two initiatives to help retail pharmacies prevent violations and protect public health and the environment. The DEC is inviting pharmacies to participate in a special Environmental Audit Incentive program to improve hazardous waste handling. The DEC will…

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By: Stericycle
Mar14

In 2012, Alameda, Calif. passed the first pharmaceutical takeback ordinance in the nation. The Safe Drug Disposal Ordinance requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to fund and manage the safe collection and disposal of unused medications. Since this initial legislation was passed, many other counties and states across the country have introduced similar…

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By: Stericycle
Jun15

The management of retail hazardous waste has changed dramatically since more regular oversight of the industry began several decades ago. From relatively quiet beginnings, retail hazardous waste issues have expanded to become a more regularly enforced environment in which retailers must be cognizant of federal, state and local laws and…

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By: Stericycle
Jun08

A number of factors are currently disrupting retail and changing long-established standards in the industry. These include changing technology, new supply chain models and well informed consumers empowered with information on retailers’ business practices, just to name a few. Economic conditions are improving, yet other indicators such as shifting consumer…

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