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Unreviewed P2 Options
for the
Packaging Waste 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.

Unreviewed Options for Packaging Waste

Following are a list of options that have been submitted by users of the pollution prevention planner. They have not been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists.

These options are presented so you can see what people in facilities are considering. As with any option (reviewed or unreviewed) you will have to adapt it to your facility.



Put useable cardboard back in use. Recycle Cardboard not suitabe for reuse.


Return used supersacks to manufacturer, sell or give away.

Recycle packing material

Coordinate with local mail store vendor to pick up excess packing materia for re-use

save as partials for completing unit later on

save partials for combining with other partials at a later date to make a whole sellable unit

Volume reduction

Use compaction equipment to reduce the volume of the packaging wastes.

Fugitive Air Emissions Lab Pack/Repack

Control of Fugitive Air Emissions During Lab Pack/Repack,Operations.
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