A Case Study of Pollution Prevention in Printed Circuit Manufacturing

David A. Wood
A. Steve McAnally

DOI: 10.2190/F7GE-HNC0-X9K3-THG4


During the past two decades, industry in the United States has been driven to comply with an increasing amount of environmental legislation. The main thrust of the regulations has been to control the end result of the manufacturing process by creating and enforcing environmental discharge limits. However, these "command and control" techniques have not slowed the rate of toxic waste generation, and the volume of hazardous waste produced each year has continued to increase. In an effort to stem the increase in waste production, regulatory agencies have been promoting pollution prevention. This article explores the implementation of these concepts at a printed circuit manufacturing facility in support of the company's total quality management philosophy.

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