How TURA Continues to Promote Clean Production Internationally
How the Toxics Use Reduction Act continues to promote clean production Internationally Original Research Article Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 19, Issue 5, March 2011, Pages 552-558 Beverley ThorpeFile Name: jcp-volume19Issue5-552-558.pdf
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File Synopsis: The TURA statute defines “Toxics use reduction,” as in-plant changes in production processes or raw materials that reduce, avoid, or eliminate the use of toxic or hazardous substances or generation of hazardous byproducts per unit of product, so as to reduce risks to the health of workers, consumers, or the environment, without shifting risks between workers, consumers, or parts of the environment. This differentiates toxics use reduction from end of pipe controls to reduce emissions or the management or treatment of wastes once they are produced. Instead, it goes to the heart of the problem: that is the use of toxic chemicals in manufacturing processes. Download file...