Waste Wise Podcast

Waste Wise Podcast

The Waste Wise Podcast educates and inspires listeners about sustainable waste management practices. Each episode features topics such as recycling, landfill diversion, waste reduction, sustainability, ESG goals, zero-waste, and the circular economy. Waste Wise empowers individuals and businesses to make more informed and responsible waste management decisions while promoting a more sustainable and circular future. Waste Wise is brought to you by Wastebits: to learn more about our waste management and sustainability software, visit https://wastebits.com.

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May 22, 2023 4 mins
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://blog.wastebits.com/dispose-of-old-tires/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wastebits/message
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This episode is also available as a blog post: https://blog.wastebits.com/efficient-disaster-management/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wastebits/message
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This episode is also available as a blog post: https://blog.wastebits.com/lockout-tagout-guide/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wastebits/message
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In this episode, we dive into the world of water quality pledges and their role in protecting our environment and communities. We discuss the importance of these commitments in addressing water pollution, preserving natural resources, and promoting sustainable water management practices.

We'll explore the various types of water quality pledges, the organizations and governments that champion them, and the specific actions invol...

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In this episode, we dive into the fascinating world of wastewater surveillance and its role in tracking the spread of COVID-19. We discuss the importance of monitoring wastewater as a valuable source of information for public health officials and researchers.

We'll explore how wastewater testing works, its benefits in understanding the prevalence of COVID-19 in communities, and the potential for early detection of new outbreaks...

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In this episode, we address the major challenges companies face when implementing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals. Drawing on insights from a Wastebits article, we outline the nine key obstacles that often hinder businesses in their pursuit of sustainability.

Join us as we explore the complexities of setting clear ESG targets, engaging stakeholders, and ensuring regulatory compliance, among other challenges. We...

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In this episode, we delve into the world of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data challenges and explore how businesses and investors can navigate this complex landscape. As the importance of ESG data grows, organizations face numerous hurdles in collecting, verifying, and reporting it.

We'll discuss the common ESG data issues, such as lack of standardization, data fragmentation, and limited access to reliable inform...

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This is our longest episode to date! The episode is a definitive guide to PFAS chemicals, starting with their history, what has made them so beneficial to manufacturing, their impact on the environment, and why we must find alternatives. We also go in-depth on the methods available to remove them from soil and water, as well as regulations that are being made this very moment to control their use and limit their negative impacts.

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In this thought-provoking episode of the Waste Wise Podcast, we tackle the critical topic of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria and their role in driving sustainable business practices. As companies face increasing pressure to prioritize ESG concerns, it's more important than ever to develop collaborative and inclusive frameworks that bridge the gaps between stakeholders.

Join us as we delve into the challenge...

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In this eye-opening episode of the Waste Wise Podcast, we dive deep into the world of PFAS, the group of synthetic chemicals that have been contaminating our water supply for decades. Inspired by the informative article on Wastebits.com, we'll unravel the complexities of these so-called "forever chemicals" and their impact on our environment and health.

Join us as we discuss the key aspects of PFAS, including:

  1. W...
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👋 Welcome to the Waste Wise podcast! This episode introduces our podcast and discusses the format, future plans, and an invitation to collaborate! With future episodes, we will explore the fascinating world of waste management and its impact on our environment, society, and future. I'm your host Ryan Battles, and each week, we'll bring you engaging content on the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in waste man...

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Welcome to the Waste Wise Podcast, the show that explores sustainability, waste reduction, and the circular economy. In this episode, we dive into the topic of ESG regulatory uncertainty and its impact on waste management.

The episode sheds light on the importance of ESG reporting and how waste management companies need to adapt to changing regulations to stay compliant.

Listeners will gain a deeper understanding of the significan...

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Welcome to the Waste Wise podcast, where we explore the latest trends and innovations in waste management and sustainability. In today's episode, we'll dive into integrating ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) goals into core business strategy and the road to a sustainable future. We'll discuss the importance of incorporating ESG goals into business models and how they can lead to a more sustainable and profitab...

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April 13, 2023 6 mins

Join us in this fascinating episode as we navigate the diverse landscape of waste management blogs and resources. We'll uncover the resources for valuable insights, expert opinions, and innovative ideas that these top waste blogs have to offer. From waste reduction and recycling to policy updates and sustainable practices, our discussion will delve into the essential topics and trends shaping the waste industry today. Tune in a...

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In this episode of The Waste Wise Podcast, we explore the critical role of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals in long-term corporate growth. Short-termism, or the focus on short-term financial gains over long-term sustainability, has become a common practice in many businesses. However, this approach can have negative consequences for both the environment and the economy in the long run.

We explore the different comp...

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In this episode of The Waste Wise Podcast, we take a closer look at the journey of hazardous waste and explore where it goes once it leaves our homes and businesses. Hazardous waste is a serious environmental and public health concern, and it's important to understand what happens to it after it's generated.

We explore the regulations and guidelines that govern hazardous waste disposal, including the Resource Conservation a...

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In this episode of The Waste Wise Podcast, we tackle the complex world of hazardous waste compliance and explore the frequency of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) training for organizations. RCRA training is a critical component of hazardous waste management and is required by law for employees who handle hazardous waste.

We discuss the different types of RCRA training, such as initial training, annual refresher traini...

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In this episode of The Waste Wise Podcast, we explore the benefits of sustainability reporting with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Sustainability reporting has become an important tool for businesses to communicate their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance to stakeholders and investors.

We discuss the GRI's Sustainability Reporting Standards, which provide a framework for businesses to report on thei...

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In this episode of The Waste Wise Podcast, we take a deep dive into the journey of hazardous waste and its impact on our environment. From the moment hazardous waste is created to its disposal, we explore the different stages of the "cradle-to-grave" process and the environmental consequences of each step.

We explore the different methods of hazardous waste disposal, including incineration, landfills, and recycling, and t...

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