Pollution Prevention Workshops Offered by the Zero Waste Network
Held in partnership with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the workshop will teach lean manufacturing techniques and other strategies that businesses have used to improve efficiency while decreasing or eliminating pollution. Experts in pollution prevention, environmental management systems (EMS), environmental regulations, lean manufacturing, and energy efficiency conduct an interactive workshop with classroom exercises that allow businesses to immediately identify wastes in their process and evaluate money saving options.
The workshop is geared toward Environmental, Health, and Safety managers; plant managers; production personnel, engineers and related professionals. In 2007, workshop participants reported savings of more than $200,000 by implementing pollution prevention practices; they eliminated over 11,000 pounds of pollution, and reported improvement in compliance, energy use and water conservation.Workshop dates and locations are as follows:
Sept. 16-17, 2008 – Austin
Sheraton Austin Hotel
Oct. 2-3, 2008 – Houston
Oct. 15-16, 2008 – Corpus Christi
Nov. 5-6, 2008 – Dallas/Fort Worth
UT Arlington Automation & Robotics Research Institute
Visit http://www.uta.edu/ced/static/environment-home.shtml or http://www.zerowastenetwork.org/roundtable/index.cfm to register, or contact Katherine McCrea at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 904-2281 for more information. For additional information on P2 planning requirements, go to www.P2PLAN.org.