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VLS is an industry leader in Waste to Energy and Recycling. Our clients rely on us to provide comprehensive solutions to their waste management challenges, from reducing costs to achieving long-term sustainability goals. Our network of operating facilities, dedicated customer service teams, and strong transportation partnerships enable us to efficiently and effectively respond to our clients’ needs nationwide.
25
Jan

Combatting Pollution Through Industrial Waste Management

Manufacturing facilities of various industries are an unavoidable part of modern civilization. These industrial facilities manufacture products that make people’s lives simpler and more convenient. However, these enterprises also generate a substantial amount of non-biodegradable, non-recyclable, and hazardous industrial waste. When this waste isn’t disposed of appropriately, it pollutes the environment’s air, land, and water...
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23
Jan

VLS Environmental Solutions Names Brian Brantley General Counsel and Head of ESG

HOUSTON, Texas, (December 14, 2022) – VLS Environmental Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of environmental solutions helping businesses achieve their sustainability goals, announced today it has named Brian Brantley, General Counsel and Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).   In this role, Mr. Brantley will be responsible for VLS’s legal affairs, as well as for...
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why your hull needs regular cleaning
18
Jan

Why Your Hull Needs Regular Cleaning

A crucial aspect of being a barge owner is keeping it in excellent condition so you don’t have to spend additional money on unneeded repairs and maintenance. While cleaning your vessel’s interior and the easily accessible external surfaces is reasonably straightforward, hull cleaning requires an entirely different level of effort.  Because it’s a more challenging process than...
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10
Jan

VLS Environmental Solutions Acquires Texas Molecular

HOUSTON, Texas, (January 10, 2023) – VLS Environmental Solutions, a Houston-based environmental services company and a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, has acquired Texas Molecular, one of the largest independent providers of industrial waste sequestration services in the United States. With the acquisition, VLS has expanded its environmental services capabilities into hazardous waste processing...
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what is circular construction
20
Dec

What Is Circular Construction?

In 2018, the construction industry in the United States generated 600 million tons of construction and demolition (C&D) waste — which is twice the amount of municipal solid waste produced. It’s also estimated that nearly half of global CO2 emissions stem from construction. With global climate change and greenhouse gas emissions becoming an increasing concern and focus worldwide, what can...
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a guide to ship surveys and inspections
15
Dec

A Guide to Ship Surveys and Inspections

Keeping your team safe and your ships maintained comes with quite a few requirements. One of these necessary actions is an annual ship survey to ensure your vessels are in compliance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the agency responsible for ensuring the safety and security of shipping vessels and the protection of the marine environment through...
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what is environmental waste management
28
Nov

What Is Environmental Waste Management?

If your business engages in construction, manufacturing, oil and gas refining or similar processes, waste generation is an unavoidable aspect of the work you do. And as global industry leaders and consumers grow more environmentally conscious, you’ll need to have effective protocols in place to help you handle your environmental waste while satisfying customer expectations...
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waste containers and what is inside
21
Nov

Waste Containers and What Is Inside

Waste management is just one part of keeping a company running — and it’s a critical one. If your business generates waste, you’ll need a practical way to handle it safely. A smaller, more commercially focused company may need a way to figure out what the garbage man will take from the curb each week. Industrial...
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staying compliant with waste management
14
Nov

Staying Compliant With Your Waste Management

One of the biggest challenges in waste management is staying compliant with the state and federal regulations that govern the generation, transport, treatment, storage, and disposal of waste. The myriad regulations governing compliance for these operations, especially hazardous waste compliance, can become a tangle that even experienced facilities find challenging. Fortunately, a professional waste management...
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what are my options for transporting waste from my business
07
Nov

What Are My Options for Transporting Waste From My Business?

If your business operation produces waste, you’ll need a way to remove it from your facility and dispose of it safely. If your business generates hazardous waste, the process gets a little trickier, with more requirements to meet and steps to follow. Every year, the United States produces 20 to 29 million tons of hazardous waste, according...
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types of pharmaceutical waste and how to dispose of them
31
Oct

Types of Pharmaceutical Waste and How to Dispose of Them

If your facility produces or works with pharmaceuticals, it likely produces pharmaceutical waste. In that case, you’ll need to have safe, effective and compliant disposal practices in place to keep that waste from polluting the environment or adversely affecting human health. It’s important to know the types of pharmaceutical waste so you can ensure safe...
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26
Oct

VLS Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

VLS Employee Encourages Self-Check, Get more Opinions & Hope Only 3 percent of cases diagnosed with Breast Cancer are from those under the age of 30, and I was diagnosed with stage 2 Breast Cancer on my right breast in April 2022. I’m Mayte Acosta, and I’m 29 years old. Early Detection After feeling a...
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25
Oct

VLS Environmental Solutions Opens Waste Processing Facility In Hockley, Texas

Houston, Texas | VLS Environmental Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of environmental solutions that helps businesses achieve their sustainability goals, today announced the opening of a waste processing facility in Hockley, Texas.  The facility will provide processing of non-hazardous wastes with solutions such as waste-to-energy, solidification, recycling, and engineered fuel services and will service organizations from the Southwest...
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how to transport environmental waste safely
24
Oct

How to Transport Environmental Waste Safely

Environmental waste is a broad category of waste that includes many wastes and byproducts, including liquid waste, debris, spent oil and hazardous wastes. Improper transport of these wastes, especially hazardous waste, can negatively impact the environment and lead to significant fines. So how can you transport your environmental waste securely, efficiently and in accordance with...
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is my waste recyclable
17
Oct

Is My Waste Recyclable?

Green initiatives are popular, and for good reason —  we all want to do our part to preserve a green planet for the generations to come. In 2017, the United States recycled or composted more than 94 million tons of municipal solid waste, and many businesses proudly tout their green construction, waste reduction initiatives and sustainable processes. How...
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