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Reviewed P2 Options
for the
Jewelry 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 Jewelry 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.


Consider reusable investment

Look for reusable investment to eliminate all environmental problems.

Find a market for waste

Find a market for waste investment.

Reduce carrying distances

Set up work area more efficiently to reduce carry distances for flasks to save time and prevent dropping, etc.

Use alternative flask design

Develop alternative flask design that uses less investment.

Train workers to prevent spills

Start a clean shop program to train employees to keep work areas clean to prevent spills and waste.

Start worker incentive program

Begin an employee incentive program to reward development of best operating practices that reduce loss from rejects and excessive investment use.

Use flasks more effectively

Utilize flasks more effectively to get as much jewelry as possible per flask.

Create standards for mixing

Develop Standard Operating Practices for mixing investment to prevent rejects and failure.

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The Zero Waste Network is one of eight Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange P2RxCenters , serving as a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest). We are a proud member of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable.

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