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Small Businesses

Why Focus on Small Businesses?

Many small manufacturers and businesses use toxic or hazardous materials such as paints, solvents, oils, greases, and inks in their daily operations that can adversely impact human health and the environment.

Small companies often located near residential centers and may lack the resources to hire staff dedicated to environmental and chemical management. TURI helps small businesses adopt safer technologies and practices by offering technical assistance and small business grants.

Check out how small companies in auto and body repair, dry cleaners, bathtub refinishers, janitorial cleaners, breweries, gymnastics facilities and printers have made improvements and saved money in the process.

By reducing toxic chemical use, small businesses may be able to:

  • Prevent waste at the source minimizes costs for treatment or disposal.
  • Operate more efficiently.
  • Create a safer environment for employees and neighbors.