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Main Title Experience with the EPA Manual for Waste Minimization Opportunity Assessments.
Author Bridges., J. S. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/D-90/210;
Stock Number PB91-137133
Additional Subjects Waste treatment ; Waste management ; Environmental protection ; Waste disposal ; Manuals ; Shipyards ; Field tests ; Environmental surveys ; Automotive industry ; Economic analysis ; Waste minimization assessments
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-137133 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/13/1991
Collation 22p
The EPA Waste Minimization Opportunity Assessments Manual (EPA/635/7-88/003) is designed to assist those responsible for planning, managing, and implementing waste minimization activities at the waste generating operation and at all management levels. The Manual defines waste minimization and incentives as it describes how the assessment procedure is carried out, beginning with the planning and organizational aspects that provide the foundation through the assessment phase, evaluation phase, and option implementation phase. Since the Manual's publishing in July 1988, the Manual has been tested at various and numerous waste generating operations. The procedure is a sound, practical approach and is flexible to be adapted to the specific circumstances within a particular waste generating operation. A set of worksheets useful in carrying out waste minimization assessments is included in Appendix A of the Manual to assist the user. EPA has used the Manual in the conduct of waste minimization assessments within the private and public sectors and the paper will highlight some of the results and experiences. Of great importance was the involvement of plant personnel in all phases of the waste minimization assessment since it is essential for the acceptance and eventual implementation of the recommended waste minimization options.