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Issue Date: October 8, 2008

Recycling Waste

EPA will allow companies to sell or reuse some manufacturing leftovers classified as hazardous
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Climate Change, Green Chemistry
News Channels: Environmental SCENE

Chemical manufacturers and other businesses will be able to sell or recycle some of the materials they currently must dispose of as hazardous waste, under a regulatory change EPA announced on Oct. 7.

This move, sought by the chemical industry for more than a decade, will save companies $95 million per year, the agency estimates.

EPA says the modification will encourage recycling while protecting health and the environment. The agency's action is part . . .

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