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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Pilot Project: Chemical Waste Minimization in the Educational Laboratory

Pilot Project: Chemical Waste Minimization in the Educational Laboratory

In 1999, the Illinois Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC), a division of the IL Dept. of Natural Resources, and Argonne National Laboratory-East, a federal research facility, jointly conducted a pilot project entitled "Chemical Waste Minimization in the Educational Laboratory." Four Chicago area schools voluntarily participated in this pilot project. The project's objective was to promote the integration of waste minimization and pollution prevention strategies within secondary schools by presenting microscale chemistry lectures and demonstrations to high school chemistry teachers, and by performing chemical vulnerability assessments within high school chemistry laboratories. (Length: 50 pages)


IL WMRC and Argonne National Laboratory-East

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