Laboratory Waste Minimization
and Pollution Prevention
A Guide for Teachers
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If you want to go to a specific topic, the list below may help. We've organized this guide to reflect the progression of chemicals through the laboratory:
- We begin by introducing waste minimization and pollution prevention and defining some important terms. Click here to go to that section (Chapters 1, 2, and 3).
- We then discuss waste minimization techniques you can implement as you buy and store chemicals, including purchasing smaller quantities and implementing careful inventory controls. Click here to go to that section (Chapters 4, 5, and 6).
- We then turn to techniques you can consider during the planning and running of experiments. These include microscale experimentation, substitution, or even using computer simulation in place of wet chemistry. Click here to go to that section (Chapters 7, 8, 9, and 10).
- Next, we cover techniques you can apply for the reuse, recycling, or in-laboratory treatment of wastes. Here the focus is on how to minimize the amount of waste ultimately being disposed. Click here to go to that section (Chapters 11, 12, and 13).
- As a final topic, we cover some of the places you can turn to for support, funding, and more information on waste minimization. Click here to go to that section (Chapters 14 and 15).
- At the end of the guidance we have included a Waste Minimization Checklist that you might find helpful as you start to implement your program. This checklist summarizes the ideas presented throughout the manual.
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