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Lean and P2 Workshops

Nov, 14-16, 2017,

Dec. 5-7, 2017




Environmental Management Systems Workshops

Lake Charles
Sep. 26-29, 2017

Dec. 12-15, 2017



Reviewed P2 Options
for the
Chemical - Distribution Process

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 Chemical - Distribution Options

Following are a list of options that have been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. These options have worked at other facilities and may work at yours.


Material Handling Training

Emphasize safe material handling practices when moving product from receiving areas, stocking areas, packing areas, and shipping areas to minimize spills. Train employees to identify expiring product or potential damage from handling.

Stock Rotation

Rotate dated material using the First In First Out (FIFO) principle to reduce out-dated material.

Return of Defaced Labels or Dented Containers

Return defaced labeled or dented containers to vendor for rework or repackaging.

Segregation of Waste

Segregate waste streams between RCRA Hazardous, Non-RCRA, and Universal Waste. Manage each waste stream separately.

Reduce Excess Purchasing

Use purchase records and order information to reduce orders that routinely result in generation of discarded off-spec products.

Chemical Exchange Program

Management of wastes from facilities with multiple labs results in a large number of requests for pick-up and disposal of chemicals that are still usable. Coordinate a chemical exchange program based on the concept that one lab's waste is another lab's usable product.

Container Rinsing

Minimize water volume when rinsing shipping containers and try to capture rinsate for re use.

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