Pollution Prevention in the Textile Industry: Chapter 03: Control Raw Materials
Chapter Abstract: This is clip 3 of 7 for this video. Rotation of stock using a "first in, first out" system will keep inventory fresh. Pre-screening and testing raw materials will reduce the amount of off-spec materials and reworks. Adjusting the amount of chemicals used, substituting a chemical with an environmentally friendly alternative or removing the use of chemicals all together are all ways to contribute to pollution prevention. Accurate measurement provides maximum product consistency maximizing dye use. The dye waste can also be reused, saving the company money. Setting up a waste exchange with other industrial facilities can be beneficial. Reducing the use of toxic dyes results in a product that has less environmental impact.
Author: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Pollution Prevention
Publication Date: 1995
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|Chapter 01: Introduction|
|Chapter 02: Pollution Prevention and the Textile Industry|
|Chapter 03: Control Raw Materials|
|Chapter 04: Modify Technology|
|Chapter 05: Improved Operating Practices|
|Chapter 06: Implementation of a Pollution Prevention Program|
|Chapter 07: Conclusions|
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Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, NDEQ