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The most amazing resource I've found on the web recently is the WRPPN's TOPIC TOOLS database. A Topic Hub is intended to provide a topic-specific guide to collected resources about the topic available and accessible from a browser connection to the internet. A Topic Hub provides a web-based guide to the resources specific to a particular subject, i.e., it is a "subject-specific resource guide." Additionally, the guide serves a particular user or set of users, in this case the P2 Specialists and their clients. WRPPN Topic HubsTM:
Auto RepairMost Auto Repair shops have opportunities to save money, conserve resources, reduce emissions, avoid or reduce permitting fees, and stay in compliance by making simple changes to their practices or implementing the Pollution Prevention methods identified in this section. This section contains descriptions of typical material inputs, wastes produced, and information resources for applicable regulations and P2 alternatives.
Electronic WasteElectronic waste concerns the volume of computers and related electronic equipment improperly disposed of in municipal landfills, and the toxicity of both the computer chip manufacturing process and the computer and CRT itself as a waste product. Electronic wastes include TV's, video and computer monitors which use cathode ray tubes (CRT's) containing lead. Printer wiring boards (PWB's) contain plastic and copper, plus some chromium, lead solder, nickel and zinc. Electronic products often have batteries which contain nickel, cadmium, and other heavy metal. Relays and switches may contain mercury. All these pose environmental risks if incinerated or landfilled.
HospitalityHousekeeping activities are a prime opportunity for P2 strategies. Opportunities exist in identifying and eliminating toxic cleaning chemicals from housekeeping operations and finding nontoxic alternatives. Both employees who work with these chemicals and paying customers will appreciate the use of environmentally friendly cleaning materials. Linen service program can achieve substantial water, energy, detergent and cost savings by giving guests the choice of participating in an optional linen and towel reuse program. Refillable amenity dispensers rather than individual contains are a viable alternative for waste minimization. Used advertising and promotional items can be collected for donation to charity or recycling.
These online topic Hubs contain WHERE to go to, DESCRIPTIONS of typical material inputs and wastes produced in the automotive repair industry. Included in this section are factsheets and regulation resources to help assess best management practices (BMP's) for a typical automotive repair shop, a GLOSSARY of terms, and REFERENCE DOCUMENTS.
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WRPPN 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), WRPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).