ERIC Number: ED328969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Guides to Pollution Prevention: Research and Educational Institutions.
Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Office of Research and Development.
This guide provides an overview of waste generating processes and operations that occur in educational or research institutions and presents options for minimizing waste generation through source reduction and recycling. A broad spectrum of waste chemicals in laboratories, art studios, print shops, maintenance, and other operations can be generated from these institutions, and while the total waste quantities are small, the variety of wastes is considerable. Reducing the generation of these wastes at the source, or recycling the wastes on or off site, will benefit research and educational institutions by reducing disposal costs and lowering the liabilities associated with hazardous waste disposal. The worksheets and the list of waste minimization options were developed through assessments of three research and educational institutions in the Los Angeles, California, area: (1) a small, private liberal arts college; (2) a large university; and (3) a technical research institute. Appendices contain case studies of waste generation and waste minimization practices of the three institutions studied, and sources of useful technical and regulatory information. (MLF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Office of Research and Development.