- Massachusetts companies have reduced use and emissions of toxic chemicals steadily over time. Industries subject to TURA requirements since 1990 have reduced their toxic chemical use by 40 percent, byproducts by 71 percent, and on-site releases by 91 percent.
- Projects at the local level have helped communities reduce the use of toxic chemicals in a wide variety of applications, ranging from auto shops to janitorial cleaning to pesticide reduction.
- TURA enhances the competitiveness of Massachusetts companies. The annual savings in operating costs generated from implementation of toxics use reduction projects was estimated in a recent independent survey of Massachusetts companies to be approximately $4.5 million. TURA training programs help Massachusetts companies stay ahead of the regulatory curve, ensuring they are prepared for emerging regulations in international markets. Technical assistance from OTA and the TURI Laboratory is credited with helping many Massachusetts businesses retain customers and stay in business despite changing market conditions.
- Companies have significantly reduced energy and water use by applying the techniques and support of the TURA program.