Waste Minimization as a Strategic Weapon provides guidance on how to design, implement, evaluate, and maintain a waste minimization program. It describes how waste reduction programs can be successfully coordinated into company procedures, while simultaneously improving that company's bottom line. It illustrates how to set goals and metrics for a waste minimization program, how to determine the progress of such a program, and how to calculate the true costs of environmental compliance. The underlying assumption is that waste is a manageable resource, and can therefore be turned into profit when managed appropriately. This comprehensive new book ties together the various systems, listed below, into a cohesive waste minimization program called Environmental Resources Management (ERM):
Table of Contents
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Introduction Waste Minimization The Understanding How Does it Work? Management Waste Minimization Programs Training Implementation Concepts for Management Total Quality Management/Just-in-Time Manufacturing/Environmental Resources Management Design For The Environment Why Engineers and Manufacturing Design for Assembly/Design for Environment Concepts Environmental Index Life Cycle Analysis Summary Environmentally Responsible Factory Process Introduction Waste Minimization Programs Systems Approach Site Characteristics Chemical Consumption Determination Hazardous Index Development Prioritization Process Evaluation Recommendations and Implementations EPA-Type Approach Assessment Feasibility Analysis Technical Evaluation Economic Evaluation Implementation Steps Toward Implementation Good Operating Practices Time Line Concept Solid Waste Management Introduction Sampling Plan Sampling Procedure Identifying Markets for Recyclables Total Quality Management and the Environmental Factory Process Introduction Getting Started Synchronous Manufacturing and the Environmental Factory Process Introduction How Does One Start a Synchronous Manufacturing Program? Kan Ban The Green Company Growing toward Green Energy Reduction Summary ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT INTRODUCTION The Facility Compliance Audit Introduction Preaudit Activities Audit Team Selection Audit Notification Audit Plan Regulatory Review and Update Preaudit Questionnaire Audit Checklist Preparing for the Audit On-Site Audit Activities Record and Document Review Staff Interviews Facility Inspection The Exit Debriefing Postaudit Activities The Audit Report The Environmental Management System Audit Introduction Government guidelines U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Department of Justice U.S. Sentencing Commission Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Appendix D Appendix E Appendix F Appendix G References Index
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