Product Reformulation

Product reformulation or composition changes involves reducing the concentration of hazardous substances or changing the composition so that no hazardous substances are present. Reformulating a product to contain less hazardous material reduces the amount of hazardous waste generated throughout the product's lifespan. Using a less hazardous material within a process reduces the overall amount of hazardous waste produced. For example, a company can use nonhazardous solvents in place of chlorinated solvents.

Dow Chemical Company achieved waste reduction through changes in product packaging. A wettable powder insecticide, widely used in landscape maintenance and horticulture, was originally sold in 2-lb metal cans. The cans had to be decontaminated before disposal, creating a hazardous waste. Dow now packages the product in 4-oz water-soluble packages which dissolve when the product is mixed with water for use (U.S. Congress 1986).

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.

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