Profit Centers in Industrial Ecology: The Business Executive's Approach to the Environment

By Ronald S. Smith Jr. | Go to book overview

APPENDIX II

Waste Exchanges

The various types of waste that are eligible consist of the following:

Acids, Alkali and Other Chemicals. Organic and inorganic lab chemicals such as nitrobenzene, nitrates, chlorates, sulfates, potassium, aluminum, manganese and benzaldehyde. Nitric, sulfuric, phosphoric, hydrochloric, hydrofluoric, boric, oxalic and other strong and weak acids. Acid neutralizers such as potassium hydroxide, calcium oxide, ammonium chloride, calcium hydroxide (lime), soda hydroxide (caustic soda) and ammonium hydroxide.

Aerospace Components. All items related to aircraft, airplanes, helicopters, jets and other equipment, used and new aircraft, aircraft and jet components plus parts, aircraft maintenance and service equipment.

Agriculture By-products. Animal-related items, food waste and agricultural materials. Waste materials include compost, Jell-O pudding slurry, chicken feathers, hog hair, turtle shells, cotton and cottonseed, manure, corn starch, corn syrup, eggs, egg shells, grain, scrap meat, vegetable scrap and bread. Other related items include things like soap and cough syrup.

Automotive. Used passenger cars, light trucks, heavy trucks, buses, motorcycles including tires, engines, motors, transmissions, mufflers, new and used parts, stereo and radio equipment, auto salvage, wrecking and scrap materials.

Chemical Industry Equipment. Used storage tanks, used valves, used piping, used pumps.

Computer Components. Computer parts, keyboards, disk drives, monitors, manuals, printers, furniture, software and systems.

Construction, Equipment. Heavy construction and light construction parts and equipment, supplies, landscaping equipment, building tools and machinery.

Construction, Materials. Anything related to commercial or residential construction and building materials.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter 1 - Overview of U.S. Environmental Regulation 9
  • Chapter 2 - Pollution Prevention 19
  • Chapter 3 - Workplace Environment 101
  • Chapter 4 - Environmental Management Systems 151
  • Chapter 5 - On-Site Case Studies, Environmental Management 207
  • Conclusion 235
  • Appendix I 243
  • Appendix II 245
  • Glossary 249
  • Selected Bibliography 269
  • Index 271
  • About the Author 276
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