The next time you clean equipment at your printing operation, double check before you throw away the towel! The solvent-contaminated towel, that is. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has passed new hazardous waste regulations that affect the way your operation needs to manage solvent-contaminated wipes.
With little fanfare, the Federal Solvent-Contaminated Wipes Rule took effect January 23, 2013.
Since not all states have yet adopted this rule, you may still have to follow your current state policy, but just about all states will be adopting the new rule during 2014 and into 2015. Its purpose is to provide a minimum uniform set of requirements designed to protect human health and the environment, while providing for operational flexibility. This rule strikes the perfect balance.
Read more here: http://blog.printing.org/blog/11940