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National Institute of Environmental Health

Year Submitted: 2007

Process: Laboratory

Industry: Government Agency-Includes Military

Wastes Reduced: Solvents

Location: Research Triangle Park NC

Contact: Scott Merkle

Phone: (919) 541-7933



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  • Total Cost Savings: $35,100.00
  • Comments: NIEHS's RTP facility was selected as a Government Case Study in the 1997 Governor's Award for Excellence in Waste Reduction competition.

Details of Reductions

  • Chemical Waste
    Comments: The cost for labor and disposal of hazardous waste has been estimated to be $4 per pound. Thus, the 17% reduction in chemical wastes in 1997 represents about $34,700 in savings.
  • Tyvek material
    Comments: NIEHS receives about $700 per year from the recycling of Tyvek material. Packaging material and labor costs are approximately $300 per year, providing a net gain of about $400 per year from this effort.
  • 288,000.0 - Pounds of   Solid Waste
    Comments: In the past two years, the program has recovered approximately 24,000 pounds of recyclables each month while reducing the Institutes incinerated waste by 32 percent. To date, over 1.7 million pounds of recyclable material has been collected.

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