Press Release: University of Texas at Arlington, Division for Enterprise Development
Pollution prevention workshops save money for businesses
ARLINGTON - The University of Texas at Arlington is partnering with the Texas
Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to offer two pollution prevention (P2)
workshops Oct. 21-22 at the Automation and Robotics Research Institute in Fort Worth,
and Nov. 10-11 at the University of Houston Hilton.
The workshops will help businesses save money by reducing waste and environmental
impacts. Staff from the TCEQ and the Zero Waste Network will work with attending
companies to create effective pollution prevention plans in compliance with the Texas
Waste Reduction Policy Act
Participants will learn lean manufacturing techniques and other strategies that businesses
can use to improve efficiency while decreasing or eliminating pollution. Experts in
sustainability, pollution prevention, environmental management systems, environmental
regulations, lean manufacturing, and energy efficiency will lead businesses in hands-on
exercises to identify waste in their processes and evaluate money-saving options.
The workshop is geared toward: environmental, health and safety managers; plant
managers; local governments; production personnel; and engineers and related
professionals. In past years, workshop participants reported savings of more than
$200,000 by implementing pollution prevention practices. They also eliminated more
than 12,000 pounds of pollution and reported improvement in compliance, energy use,
and water conservation.
This course may be used towards certification for the Safety Health and Environmental
Professional program offered through UT Arlington. Those seeking certification should
register for a third day of training in the Lean Principles course offered Oct. 20 and Nov.
9 in conjunction with the Pollution Prevention two-day workshop, and must attend all
three days of training.
Register at <www.uta.edu/ded/env>. Contact Thomas Vinson at
<email@example.com> or (512) 904-2281 for more information.
Visit <www.zerowastenetwork.org/workshops/index.cfm> or <www.p2plan.org/> for