Source Reduction Activities Reported in the 2015 TRI National Analysis
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Facilities report the source reduction activities that they implemented during the year. Source reduction includes activities that eliminate or reduce the generation of chemical waste, whereas other waste management practices (e.g., recycling) refer to how chemical waste is managed after it is generated.
- 2,424 facilities (11% of all facilities that reported to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program) reported initiating a total of 7,508 source reduction activitiessource reduction activitiesInclude equipment or technology modifications, process or procedure modifications, reformulation or redesign of products, substitution of raw materials, and improvements in housekeeping, maintenance, training, or inventory control. [2012 TRI Reporting Forms and Instructions].
- Note that facilities may have ongoing source reduction activities initiated in previous years that are not included in the figure. You can find information on previously implemented source reduction activities by using the TRI Pollution Prevention (P2) Search Tool.
This page was published in January 2017 and uses the 2015 TRI National Analysis dataset made public in TRI Explorer in October 2016.