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Understanding hazardous waste

Waste that contains elements or compounds that are detrimental to the environment or animal or human health is often classified as hazardous waste. Hazardous waste has a range of origins, including medical facilities, households, educational institutions, the agricultural sector, manufacturing processes, mining, and many more.

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COMBATTING GAUTENG’S LINGERING ASBESTOS PROBLEM

Despite its many known dangers and damaging health risks, and the fact that its use has been largely discontinued as a result, asbestos can still be found in buildings and structures across South Africa. It is something rarely seen in new structures for obvious reasons, but Gauteng is home to hundreds of older buildings that were erected during a time when asbestos saw wide usage.

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Oil Bloom & Oil Pillows

When it comes to containing and absorbing oil spills, you might find oil booms and oil pillows in your spill kit. Know the difference between these two items to ensure optimal use of each and efficient oil containment and absorption.

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Spill containment

When a spill occurs, you need to deploy your spill kit – whether the spill is acid, chemical or oil in nature. In a spill response, you have two clear options: to absorb or to contain. Both solutions are designed to control spills and work hand-in-hand. However, they perform significantly different roles. Understanding their differences will help you decide which option will best meet your needs.

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The importance of recycling fluorescent tubes and bulbs

It is crucial to understand the benefits of recycling fluorescent bulbs and tubes to ensure such specialised services are implemented at your business. Recycling fluorescent tubes and fluorescent bulbs remove these mercury-containing products from standard waste disposal streams. Mercury is an essential component in many energy-efficient light bulbs.

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A guide to safe asbestos removal

Asbestos poses a serious health risk that still affects people today. As a result, asbestos abatement professionals must exclusively handle, remove, and dispose of asbestos according to regulations.

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