As human beings have become the dominant species on the planet, they have also become the main consumer of the earth’s resources. This consumption has resulted in the depletion of the planets the natural resources as well as contamination of rich agricultural soils and groundwater. These changes lead to an imbalance among the different cultures in society with some cultures having an overabundance of resources while others have none. Businesses have a responsibility to conduct themselves in an environmentally ethical manner. Various laws and regulations such as HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) were created to address organizations procedures with dealing with their waste.