Zero Waste Logo The Zero Wate Network the University of Texas at Arlington Center for Environmental Excellence Environmental Training Institute Logo  

Join Us on:

Social Network Nav Bar

Lean and P2 Workshops

Houston
June 6-9, 2016

Arlington
December 6-8, 2016

 

More...

 

Environmental Management Systems Workshops

South Houston, TX
01/12/16 - 01/15/16

Austin, TX
03/08/16 - 03/11/16

Arlington, TX
05/10/16 - 05/13/16

San Antonio, TX
08/02/16 - 08/05/16

Oklahoma City, Ok
09/27/16 - 09/30/16

 

More...

Case Study Database

           Add Story    |    Search Case Studies    |   

 

IBM

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Circuit Board Photography

Industry: Electronics Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: CFC's

Location: Austin TX

No. of employees: 7000

Contact: Robert Tassan

Phone: (512) 838-6936



Description:

Since 1987 IBM has eliminated the use of ozone depleting chemicals (ODC) and methylene chloride. These chemicals were used in a photograpic process during the manufacture of printed wire boards. In addition use of methyl ethyl ketone has been cut in half.

Environmental Benefits:

The elimination of ODC amounts to a reduction in use of 181,000 pounds per year. Methylene chloride elimination accounts for a reduction in use of 145,000 pounds a year. The MEK reductions amount to 30,000 pounds a year.

Details of Reductions

Source: TCEQ



SHEP Shield
Safety
Health and
Environmental
Professional



ERP Shield
Environmental
Regulatory
Professional



ESP Shield
Environmental
Science
Professional



EMP Shield
Environmental
Management
Professional

Attend a workshop and
earn credits toward a
Professional Certification

 

 



The Zero Waste Network is one of eight Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange P2RxCenters , serving as a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest). We are a proud member of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable.

National P2 Roundtable Logo