DEMO AND DECOMMISSIONING GET PERSONAL… ARE YOU AT RISK?

An interview with four “Rock Stars” in environmental and demolition take the sustainable spotlight in Orlando.

At the 2018 Seminar & Trade Show, Mike Mitchum, CMIR, and Fred Maier co-presented the popular back-to-back sessions “Demo for Dummies” and “Environmental Concerns.” The audience response was more than just rave reviews – they wanted more at the […]

April 20th, 2018|ENVIRONMENTAL/DISPOSAL|

Saving Soles (and Souls) Her Flock has Faith

 Interview: “So this is your office?” I ask. “I cleaned it up,” Fowler says. “Can you smell the Pledge?” I glance around a nearly empty room, just bookcases, a desk, a picture of Jesus. I ask, “Is your home like this, too?” “Yeah,” says Fowler, “except for the Pledge.”

Faith Fowler, 55, is not your typical pastor. She is funnier. […]

December 30th, 2014|ENVIRONMENTAL/DISPOSAL, RECYCLING|

“Paper or Plastic?” Bans on Plastic Bags on the Rise

On January 1, Los Angeles became the largest U.S. city to ban single-use plastic bags in large grocery stores. Now, hundreds of cities have instituted such a ban, typically charging consumers 5 or 10 cents for using a paper bag if they don’t bring their own reusable bag. With this “ban the bag” practice […]

February 16th, 2014|CONSUMER ISSUES, ENVIRONMENTAL/DISPOSAL, RECYCLING|

Boneyards: Desert Home for Surplus Aircraft

Challenged for room in your laydown yard or other surplus storage areas? Imagine the space that the military and commercial airlines require to store their spare aircraft. A sprawling 2,600 acre site on the David-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson is reputed to be the world’s largest military aircraft cemetery, housing over 4,400 aircraft.

June 4th, 2010|BEST PRACTICES FOR IR, ENVIRONMENTAL/DISPOSAL|

Best Practices for Safe, Cost-Effective and Environmentally Responsible Disposition

A difficult economy, improved technologies and changes in environmental regulations are forcing the closure of outdated manufacturing plants and major process lines. Overall, the closure process can be roughly divided into three major categories: Human Relations, Public Relations and Technical Issues.

February 18th, 2010|ENVIRONMENTAL/DISPOSAL|

“Honey, Did You Mow the Roof?”

What may appear to be an emerging issue has actually been around for a long time—a concern for the planet and its people. What is changing, however, is the ability to affect these issues directly and positively through business management practices.