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Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.

Reviewed Woodworking Options

Options below have reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. They are commonly recommended and implemented for facilities.

Use alternatives to solvents
Use material that does not contain solvents to eliminate all environmental problems.
Provide spray gun training
Train people to use the spray gun equipment better.
Use rags or brushes for pre-finish
Pre-finish furniture parts with rags or brushes.
Provide training to prevent spills
Start a clean shop program to train employees to keep work areas clean to prevent spills and waste.
Reuse old solvent
Use old solvent to pre-soak spray gun parts.
Start an employee incentive program
Begin an employee incentive program to reward best operating practices for operating a clean work area.
Replace sprayer
Replace existing sprayer with new equipment that uses high-volume/low pressure.
Offer small employee bonuses
Pay employees small bonus for keeping good environmental records including hazardous waste and air quality records.
Start employee problem-solving team
Create an employee problem-solving team to deal with waste of all kinds on a regular basis.
Use natural finishes
Convert to natural finishes.
Train workers on pollution prevention
Train workers on pollution prevention and ways to reduce and reclaim spills.
Use better equipment
Invest in better equipment

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