Hazardous materials are always dangerous. Even after they have been decontaminated, they can still pose a risk to everyone and everything around them. Since many smaller businesses will not have the same level of resources as their larger counterparts, safety should take precedence over everything else. In other words, here is a look at what you’ve got to know before starting to pack up hazardous materials.
A Single Package
In some cases, using a single package to contain hazardous waste is sufficient. It all comes down to the size of the waste materials and how much of it you need to transport. Alcohol is one type of hazardous waste that is carried in a variety of containers, from bottles and cans to kegs and barrels. Casks are considered to be non-bulk and only provide one layer of protection between the hazardous substance and the outside world. Other examples of singular packaging used to haul hazardous waste are:
The process of packing and shipping dangerous materials is complicated. Whether it is for moving your lab or for outright disposal, you may need to use combined packaging to get the job done. Think about smaller cases of beer or aerosol cans that are often sold in bunches instead of just being by themselves. Combination packaging provides two layers of protection – this is usually in the form of a cardboard box or sleeves that act as dividers. Whenever you are responsible for shipping different types of hazardous waste, such as medical and chemical, then it is wise to invest in combined packaging. Mixing and matching is a popular method for getting the most out of this approach.
Using Composite Packaging
Another potential solution is to use composite packaging. Two different types of materials are used in the same container to keep hazardous waste material from spilling. This packaging is also suitable for every phase of the process, from generation to disposal. Since all hazardous waste generators are obligated to carry out a cradle-to-grave protocol, this simple fact can make that entire process easier to navigate.
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