Articles and Resources

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The Risks of Treating Hazardous Waste in the Country of Origin

Treating hazardous waste in the country of origin prior to exporting overseas can be extremely risky because of the numerous conflicting state, federal, and international laws.

What You Need to Know About Exporting Substitute Raw Material

Transporting secondary raw materials between countries is becoming increasingly common and requires a deep knowledge of material classifications and international environmental agreements.

Investing in Biodiesel and Renewable Energy

Reaching global climate neutrality by 2050 is an ambitious goal and one that requires the cooperation of oil companies.

Why You Need Proper Hazardous Waste Permitting

Working with experienced waste disposal companies will help protect the environment, strengthen your brand’s reputation, and ensure the safety of your employees, and that of people around the world.

Partnering with Boys & Girls Club

To make a difference in our community and help mentor the next generation of leaders, we donated $10,000 in December 2020 to the Los Angeles Harbor Boys & Girls Club.

Catalyst Recycling vs Landfill: What are the benefits?

Recycling can provide significant economic benefits to companies by decreasing the costs associated with hazardous waste disposal and by lowering the need to purchase new raw wastes.

Is E-Waste Hazardous? (If So, Why Isn't It Classified As Such?)

With consumers and businesses discarding millions of electronics per year, the disposal of e-waste continues to be a growing concern as it is toxic to the health of humans and biological life.

What Are Car Batteries Made Of? Can They Be Recycled?

Car batteries can and should be recycled because they contain chemicals that can harm the environment if not properly disposed of.

What are Industrial Catalysts?

Catalysts aid in industrial refining and chemical production processes for a series of manufacturing industries, ranging from food manufacturing to petroleum.

What is Biodiesel? How is it Made, Who Uses it, and What is it Used For?

Biodiesel is a clean-burning, renewable fuel made from vegetable fats and oils that can be used for charging electronics, as a great lubricant in engines, and even to remove paint and adhesives. 

Why Isn't the United States a Member of the Basel Convention?

The primary goal of the Basel Convention is prevent the international transport and dumping of waste from developed to developing countries.

Raw Waste Used in Catalysts

Generally, raw wastes are primary and unprocessed wastes that are required to form a finished product. They can be extracted through mining from the earth's crust or other natural resources.

What Does Hazmat Mean

The definition of hazmat does not only concern highly toxic, explosive or polluting products--it also concerns all products that you regularly need.

Shipping Industrial Waste to the Moon

Is shipping industrial waste to the moon safe for the earth and the universe as a whole? Is it legal? Is it cost-effective? Is it even feasible? These are the questions the industry is considering.

Palladium is a Metal in Demand

About 80 percent of palladium ends up in the exhaust systems of cars, where it helps turn pollutants into less-harmful carbon dioxide and water vapor.

Transporting Hazardous Waste Via the Intermodal Rail System

Thanks to a largely electrified network, the train is much more fuel-efficient for transit than trucks or planes--especially in terms of pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions.

US Hazardous Waste Transportation Regulations

There are U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provisions that contain a range of details and descriptions on different types of hazardous waste, some of which you use daily.

What is the Intermodal Rail System?

To offer fast and economical solutions, RTS combines road transportation with rail transportation. We tell you all about the advantages of intermodal transport, which is increasingly being promoted by international governments.

What is a Refining Catalyst?

A refining catalyst is a catalytic refining substance used in refining crude wastes in refineries. Additionally, refining catalysts is also the process of refining contaminated or spent catalysts.

Shipping Hazardous Waste to Mars

The world's resources are limited. As the population is becoming increasingly aware of the problem, sending hazardous waste to Mars is seen as a potential solution.

What is the Basel Convention?

The Basel Convention is a conference of the international community on trans-boundary transportation, management, and disposal of hazardous waste. This Convention has three principal objectives...

Recognized Trading & Shipping is a world leader in the transport of hazardous waste around the world. Through deep connections built over time and a deep expertise of logistics and best practices, we provide a complete solution for the movement of spent catalyst from hazmat waste and renewable energy resources across international boundaries.


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