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Title:Paint Waste Reduction and Disposal Options : Executive Summary
Author(s):Center for Economics Research, Research Triangle Institute; Illinois. Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center
Subject(s):Paint industry and trade -- Waste minimization
Paint industry and trade -- Waste disposal
Source reduction (Waste management) -- Paint industry and trade
Abstract:The manufacture and use of paints and coatings is an important part of the Illinois economy. Illinois is among the top five states in the production of paints and coatings. Paint products are also used in the state's many manufacturing industries and small businesses such as automobile body shops. Households and residential/commercial painting contractors are other consumers of large quantities of paint. In 1989, the Illinois General Assembly amended the Solid Waste Management Act, directing the Department of Energy and NaturalResources (ENR) to: conduct a study to develop cost-effective, environmentally sound, and technically feasible waste paint disposal options for small businesses, including at least painting contractors, auto body shops, and households; and develop an effective public education program to inform small businesses and households about the best available waste paint reduction and management options. The study looked at all aspects of the waste paint problem, from its manufacture to its use by households and auto body shops. As part of this project, a mail survey of Illinois' paint manufacturers and industrial users was conducted. In addition, site visits were made to gather information regarding paint related wastes from industries, small businesses and waste recyclers within the state. This text summarizes the report prepared to meet the obligations to the Governor and General Assembly. The complete report has been printed in two volumes, Paint Waste Reduction and Disposal Options: Volume I, and Paint Waste Reduction and Disposal Options: Volume II - Site Visits.
Issue Date:1992
Publisher:Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center
Series/Report:TR Series (Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center) ; 007
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/2052
Sponsor:Mandated by the Illinois General Assembly through HB 1356; PA 86-1026; Ill. Rev. Stat. Ch. 111 1/2, sec. 7057.1 (Illinois Solid Waste Management Act, 1989, Sec. 7.1 and 7.2)
HWRIC projects 91087/91088
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-09-08


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