In Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Feed-in Tariffs (FiT) were made available for small wind turbines in Denmark and Poland, and in Turkey, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) launched a waste minimization program
. In Wales, Plaid Cymru has set a goal of 100% of the country's electricity coming from renewable sources by 2035, while in the UK as a whole, the government ended the Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemption for renewable source electricity and modified renewable energy subsidies to protect consumers from rising energy bills.
Develop a materials flow diagram for your facility and implement a waste minimization program
The Waste Minimization Program
seeks to reduce or eliminate waste in manufacturing by focusing on 31 priority chemicals that are tracked through the Toxics Release Inventory.
At its facility in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Pfizer, initiated a water conservation and waste minimization program
with a goal of reusing 100 percent of its wastewater.
An effective waste minimization program
must include active life-cycle management of hazardous material before it turns into hazardous waste.
These regulations are addressed using the Falcon Jet Corporate Environmental Plan and Waste Minimization Program
In a waste minimization program
, good housekeeping is considered the "low-hanging fruit on the tree" because it requires very little capital investment.
A recent Environmental Protection Agency notice describing an EPA-acceptable hazardous waste minimization program
has been circulated to INDA members.
In 1990, Arkansas Eastman initiated an extensive waste minimization program
. Since the program began, the company has reduced the flow and waste load to its wastewater treatment plant by 30 percent while increasing plant production by more than 25 percent.
If a company voluntarily undertakes a waste minimization program
, however, it should watch developing federal and state legislation carefully to ensure that if mandatory waste minimization programs
are enacted, appropriate recognition is given for past waste minimization efforts.
As manager of the Hazardous Waste Minimization Program
He does not believe the EPA would establish such set levels but firms are, nonetheless, required to have some type of waste minimization program
. This lack of set EPA standards gives foundries great latitude in designing waste minimization programs
, Freeman noted.