||Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of felt tip markers, stamp pads, and rubber cement /
Jendrucko, Richard J. ;
Thomas, T. M. ;
Looby, G. P.
||Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Dept. of Engineering Science and Mechanics. ;University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
||EPA 600/S-94/013; EPA-R-814903
Waste minimization--Research--Tennessee. ;
Felt marker decoration--Research--Tennessee. ;
Rubber stamp printing--Research--Tennessee. ;
Pollution control ;
Waste management ;
Pollution abatement ;
Waste treatment ;
Waste disposal ;
Industrial wastes ;
Hazardous materials ;
Waste streams ;
Waste water ;
Cost benefit analysis ;
Polyvinyl chloride ;
Injection molding ;
Waste minimization ;
Felt tip markers ;
Stamp pads ;
Rubber cement ;
Waste reduction ;
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||9 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has funded a pilot project to assist small and medium-size manufacturers who want to minimize their generation of waste but who lack the expertise to do so. The Waste Minimization Assessment Centers (WMACs) team at the University of Tennessee performed an assessment at a plant that manufactures felt tip markers, stamp pads, and rubber cement. The team's report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that a large quantity of scrap plastic is generated by the injection molding of markers and stamp pad cases, and that significant cost savings could be achieved by segregating scrap plastic and reusing it in subsequent production runs.