Production-Related Waste Managed by Chemical in the 2015 TRI National Analysis
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This figure shows the chemicals that were managed as waste in the greatest quantities from 2005-2015.
From 2005 to 2015:
- Most of the top chemicals contributing to production-related waste managed have remained relatively constant since 2005.
- Of the chemicals shown above, facilities reported increased quantities of waste managed for three: cumene, ethylene, and ammonia.
- Cumene increased by 628%, mostly driven by one facility reporting over 3.4 billion pounds of cumene recycled in 2014 and 2015 [Click to view facility details in the Pollution Prevention (P2) Tool]
- Ethylene increased by 21%
- Ammonia held steady, increasing by only 1%
From 2014 to 2015:
- Facilities reported the greatest decreases in overall waste quantities for these chemicals:
- Zinc and Zinc Compounds, decreased by 364 million pounds (-23%)
- Lead and Lead Compounds, decreased by 160 million pounds (-13%)
This page was published in January 2017 and uses the 2015 TRI National Analysis dataset made public in TRI Explorer in October 2016.