USF Hazardous Waste Minimization Program
Waste Minimization, as currently defined by EPA, is the reduction in the amount of toxicity or waste produced by a facility. This includes source reduction and environmentally sound recycling of wastes regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), particularly hazardous waste.
National Waste Minimization Program
The National Waste Minimization Program supports efforts that promote a more sustainable society, reduce the amounts of waste generated, and lower the toxicity and persistence of wastes that are generated.
Pollution prevention is reducing or eliminating waste at the source by modifying production processes, promoting the use of non-toxic or less-toxic substances, implementing conservation techniques, and re-using materials rather than putting them into the waste stream.
Green chemistry technologies provide a number of benefits, including: reduced waste, eliminating costly end-of-the-pipe treatments, safer products, reduced use of energy and resources, improved competitiveness of chemical manufacturers and their customers.
There are many other resources out their to help in your journey in becoming a great steward to you community.