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If you are an environmental health and safety manager working in manufacturing, you will no doubt have heard quite a lot about solvent waste, and solvent recycling systems. Most of the recommendations around these systems are different from the majority of solutions which we are offered in this industry, which usually include paying for someone to come and recycle or dispose of various waste products from the manufacturing process. With solvents however, we are encouraged to invest in solvent recycling systems, and then dealing with our solvents in-house. If you are at all skeptical about this then you shouldn’t be,…

Self-storages, also known as public storages, are in high demand throughout the US. In 2014, self-storages outnumbered the combined sum of McDonalds and Starbucks in America. As a self-storage business owner, this stat might entice you a lot. However, this stat also means that there is A LOT of competition in the market. So, how do you set yourself apart? Two words: Social media! Social media can be very fruitful for your business IF you play your cards correctly. To know which cards are right, you can use the infamous sales funnel! This is the journey of a customer from…

Welding is an integral part of many modern industries, and there are many different ways to fuse materials together, all of which, come under the heading of “welding”. It began centuries ago, when man realised he could fuse metals together, and today we use welding techniques on some forms of plastic. If you are unfamiliar with the many types of welding used today, here is a brief overview. Gas Welding This is largely redundant in modern times, and it requires two bottles, one with oxygen, and the other contains acetylene, and when this mixture is ignited, it produces a high…

Humans have been using asbestos in the construction, automobile and military industries for years, and fibres have been found in debris dating back over 750,000 years. The mineral was used because it is long-lasting and resistant to heat, fire and moisture, but we now know that it’s incredibly hazardous to human health. Asbestos is a carcinogen that has been linked to numerous crippling diseases including cancer, and that means you need to make sure you and your family are never exposed to it. Unfortunately, we only found out that asbestos is incredibly dangerous in the last couple of decades, and…

It’s a term that’s branded around aplenty, but ask most people to define sustainability and you might be greeted with blank looks. This is something which has donned the construction industry for years and in truth, it’s hugely important in the development of real estate. We were recently taking a look at the findings of Clay Hutson, a real estate agent in Seattle, who immediately raised the point that he was associated with Sustainable Seattle. It made us realize even more how much the industry appreciate sustainability and attempt to preach it – even if it might not always make…