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Ecology Close to Adopting Changes to Dangerous Waste Rule

The proposed changes include recent changes to the federal hazardous waste regulations, and changes initiated by the state.  Rob Rieck, Washington State Department of Ecology





Chemical Hazard Assessment Training September 25

Chemical formulators, retailers, manufacturers, governments, and nonprofits use chemical hazard assessments to help judge the safety of a chemical ingredient, or compare potential alternative ingredients on a level playing field.  Mariann Cook Andrews, Washington State Department of Ecology


For One Yakima Company, Safer Chemistry Means a Better Drinking Bottle

Liberty Bottleworks, a small manufacturing company, based in Union Gap outside of Yakima, manufactures sports bottles sold at REI and other major retailers.  Andrew Wineke, Washington State Department of Ecology




Looking for Input on State Waste Plan (Beyond Waste)

Ecology is updating the state’s solid and hazardous waste plan and wants your feedback.  Janine Bogar and Chris Chapman, Washington State Department of Ecology





Craft Brew Alliance

Most breweries focus on getting product out the door. But the Craft Brew Alliance is at the forefront of eliminating as much waste as possible while becoming more productive.  Joanne Lind, Washington State Department of Ecology



Businesses Sought for Energy-efficiency Program

Fifty-four Washington businesses saved millions by reducing the amount of electricity and natural gas they use. These businesses increased their bottom lines by collaborating with Department of Ecology engineers in the Technical Resources for Engineering Efficiency (TREE) program.  Erika Holmes, Washington State Department of Ecology



Consumer Products Tested for Toxic Flame Retardants

Tests on 125 consumer and children’s products show some manufacturers have replaced flame retardants banned in many products sold in Washington, with unregulated – but also potentially toxic – chemicals.  Mariann Cook Andrews, Washington State Department of Ecology