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The generation of chemical waste is inevitable in the productive research and teaching laboratory.

In some instances, chemicals that are more environmentally friendly may be substituted for traditionally used chemicals. If chemical substitution is not possible, the procedure may be rewritten using microscale techniques.

This section presents some of the waste minimization efforts underway in University of Michigan teaching and research laboratories. New waste minimization and pollution prevention initiatives will be added to this section as they are developed and implemented. For more information on any of the topics in this section, please contact the Department of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health or visit our Web site at www.oseh.umich.edu/.




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