Vol.25, No.3, September 2014
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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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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