Tackling Toxics

Ecology staff works with businesses to reduce the use of toxic chemicals, prevent pollution, increase energy efficiency, and explain waste management best practices, providing individually-tailored technical services across the state.
Ecology staff works with businesses to reduce the use of toxic chemicals, prevent pollution, increase energy efficiency, and explain waste management best practices, providing individually-tailored technical services across the state.

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Tackling Toxics: Aerospace company boosts production while reducing environmental impact
Production Plating Industries, an aerospace product finishing company in Mukilteo, redesigned the floorplan in their plating area to increase production and enhance their customer base.
Tackling Toxics: Romac Industries reworks production line to reduce dangerous waste
Romac Industries surface-finishes stainless steel parts. Unfortunately, this process generates about 32 tons of waste annually. That’s when they called Ecology’s Lean/Green program.
Tackling Toxics: A lasting tribute to a pollution prevention champion
Facilities are often interested in eliminating toxics — but employee buy-in is a critical requirement. That’s where Dr. Wolf and her team at PPRC come in.
Tackling Toxics: Aerospace Company transitions to safer vapor degreasing
The Pollution Prevention Resource Center collaborated with Ecology to help Valence Surface Technologies (also known as MAPSCO) to stop using a toxic chemical in their vapor degreasing operation.
Tackling Toxics: Helping Joint Base Lewis-McChord replace toxic receipt paper
Ecology worked closely with Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) to reduce its use of toxic receipt paper. So far, the base has reduced phenol use on base by 460 pounds per year.
Tackling Toxics: How partnerships produced success at Founder’s Choice
Founder’s Choice Cabinets wanted to help the environment and improve their business practices. By turning to Ecology, it reduced its environmental impact and achieved cost savings as well.