TRI National Analysis

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.

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.

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