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EPA Moves to Ban Certain Aerosol Degreasers and Dry Cleaning Spot Removers as the First Major Regulatory Action Under Chemical Reform Law
Source: U.S. EPA, 12/7/16
Summary: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to ban certain uses of the toxic chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) due to health risks when used as a degreaser and a spot removal agent in dry cleaning.
What can small farms learn from 'the Toyota Way?'
Source: GreenBiz, 12/4/16
Summary: Some farmers are using lean manufacturing to streamline operations and focus on customers' needs.
EPA Names First Chemicals for Review Under New TSCA Legislation
Source: U.S. EPA, 11/29/16
Summary: EPA is announcing the first ten chemicals it will evaluate for potential risks to human health and the environment under TSCA reform. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, requires EPA to publish this list by December 19, 2016. These chemicals were drawn from EPA's 2014 TSCA Work Plan, a list of 90 chemicals selected based on their potential for high hazard and exposure as well as other considerations.
Understand pollution, environmental impacts from food in 6 charts
Source: GreenBiz, 11/18/16
Summary: In the latest P2 Impact column, Jeff Kohn and Kelsey Kruger from U.S. EPA illustrate the environmental impact of the food manufacturing industry.
14 Charts from the EPA's Latest MSW Estimates
Source: Waste360, 11/15/16
Summary: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual analysis of municipal solid waste (MSW) figures with its annual Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Facts Sheet.
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