TRI National Analysis

Manufacturing Sectors in the 2015 TRI National Analysis

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This map shows the manufacturing facilities that reported to Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) in 2015. Click on a facility for details on their TRI reporting.

Manufacturing Facilities Reporting to TRI, 2015
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Of the 27.2 billion pounds of production-related waste reported to TRI in 2015, most (86%) was from facilities in a manufacturing sector. Similarly, 88% of the facilities reporting to TRI are in a manufacturing sector. The manufacturing sectors are defined by NAICS sector codes 31 through 33 and include a variety of industries involved in the production of food, textiles, paper, chemicals, plastics, electronics, transportation equipment, and other products. Two of the manufacturing sectors (food and chemicals) are highlighted in more detail later in this chapter.

The industries not categorized under manufacturing include metal mining (see profile), coal mining, electric utilities (see profile), chemical wholesalers, petroleum terminals, hazardous waste management, and others.

Quick Facts for 2015: Manufacturing Sectors (NAICS 31-33)

Measure Value
Number of Facilities that Reported to TRI 19,279
   Number of Facilities with New Source Reduction Activities    2,301
Production-Related Waste Managed 23,440.8 million lb
   Recycled    11,598.4 million lb
   Energy Recovery    2,945.5 million lb
   Treated    7,434.0 million lb
   Disposed of or Otherwise Released    1,462.9 million lb
Total Disposal or Other Releases 1,438.4 million lb
   On-site    1,123.7 million lb
      Air       545.6 million lb
      Water       173.1 million lb
      Land       405.0 million lb
   Off-site    314.7 million lb

Note: Numbers may not sum exactly due to rounding.

This page was published in January 2017 and uses the 2015 TRI National Analysis dataset made public in TRI Explorer in October 2016.

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