NMSU is dedicated to the protection
of the environment and to the preservation of national resources. Objectively
evaluate and identify opportunities in your work area that may reduce or eliminate the
generation of any waste item, including waste chemicals. Waste minimization includes
such techniques as:
Covers areas such as purchasing only the necessary amount of material required to complete
a job and establishing a centralized purchasing system within departments to prevent
Covers such items as the redistribution of unused materials to other campus users or
returning unused, unopened materials to vendors for credit. Clear and proper
labeling of all containers is also included within this area.
This topic covers periodically reviewing protocols to ensure chemical usage is minimized;
reducing chemical usage in experimentation by using micro-scale techniques when practical
and evaluating less hazardous substitutes when feasible.
Examples of these controls include
but are not limited to: