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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Taking Stock: Measuring Pollution Prevention in Illinois

Taking Stock: Measuring Pollution Prevention in Illinois

In order to gauge initial P2 progress in Illinois, Tellus Institute, with funding from the Illinois Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC), examined Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data for two industry sectors--SIC 27, Printing and Publishing and SIC 28--Chemicals and Allied Products. Both quantitative measures, such as total waste released, recycled, or treated, and qualitative measures, such as number and type of source reduction activities, were used to assess progress. Results show some signs of progress, but as the study relies on only three years of TRI, the long-term implications are difficult to assess. Written by Karen Shapiro, Diana Zinkl, and Angela Dierks of the Tellus Institute. (PDF format; Length: 43 pages)


IL WMRC and the Tellus Institute

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January 1997

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