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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Environmental Self-Assessment for the Food Processing Industry

Environmental Self-Assessment for the Food Processing Industry

The purpose of this manual is to assist New York State food processors in the development of an effective pollution prevention program or to improve programs which may already be in place. Implementing an effective pollution prevention program requires a continuous commitment by a wide range of food processing personnel. An environmental self-assessment can prove worthwhile as a preventive strategy in much the same way that an internal financial audit helps your business avoid violations of local, state and federal tax laws. It can identify process changes and housekeeping measures that will prevent damage to the environment and help your business comply with environmental requirements. The checklists found in the self-assessment are designed to test a facility's performance in pollution prevention, waste reduction and recycling. (PDF Format; Length: 28 pages)


NYSDEC Pollution Prevention Unit

Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
March 2001

Associated Sectors:

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, 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).


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