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Waste Minimization as a Strategic Weapon

1st Edition

By David F. Ciambrone

CRC Press

272 pages

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Hardback: 9781566701358
pub: 1995-11-20
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Description

Waste Minimization as a Strategic Weapon provides guidance on how to design, implement, evaluate, and maintain a waste minimization program. It describes how waste reduction programs can be successfully coordinated into company procedures, while simultaneously improving that company's bottom line. It illustrates how to set goals and metrics for a waste minimization program, how to determine the progress of such a program, and how to calculate the true costs of environmental compliance. The underlying assumption is that waste is a manageable resource, and can therefore be turned into profit when managed appropriately.

This comprehensive new book ties together the various systems, listed below, into a cohesive waste minimization program called Environmental Resources Management (ERM):

Table of Contents

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Introduction

Waste Minimization

The Understanding

How Does it Work?

Management

Waste Minimization Programs

Training

Implementation Concepts for Management

Total Quality Management/Just-in-Time Manufacturing/Environmental Resources Management

Design For The Environment

Why

Engineers and Manufacturing

Design for Assembly/Design for Environment Concepts

Environmental Index

Life Cycle Analysis

Summary

Environmentally Responsible Factory Process

Introduction

Waste Minimization Programs

Systems Approach

Site Characteristics

Chemical Consumption Determination

Hazardous Index Development

Prioritization

Process Evaluation

Recommendations and Implementations

EPA-Type Approach

Assessment

Feasibility Analysis

Technical Evaluation

Economic Evaluation

Implementation

Steps Toward Implementation

Good Operating Practices

Time Line Concept

Solid Waste Management

Introduction

Sampling Plan

Sampling Procedure

Identifying Markets for Recyclables

Total Quality Management and the Environmental Factory Process

Introduction

Getting Started

Synchronous Manufacturing and the Environmental Factory Process

Introduction

How Does One Start a Synchronous Manufacturing Program?

Kan Ban

The Green Company

Growing toward Green

Energy Reduction

Summary

ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT INTRODUCTION

The Facility Compliance Audit

Introduction

Preaudit Activities

Audit Team Selection

Audit Notification

Audit Plan

Regulatory Review and Update

Preaudit Questionnaire

Audit Checklist

Preparing for the Audit

On-Site Audit Activities

Record and Document Review

Staff Interviews

Facility Inspection

The Exit Debriefing

Postaudit Activities

The Audit Report

The Environmental Management System Audit

Introduction

Government guidelines

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Department of Justice

U.S. Sentencing Commission

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E

Appendix F

Appendix G

References

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC009010
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical