TUR Plans: Maximizing the Value
The TURA Continuing Education conference held on November 20 at the Sheraton Inn and Conference Center in Framingham, MA brought together experienced TUR planners to review best practices in developing TUR plans.
Presentations from the conference can be found here.
TURI would like to thank all of the senior TUR Planners who made significant and beneficial contributions to this day through presentations and discussion contributions.
Resource Conservation Planning Basics
Resource Conservation Planning builds on the tenets of Toxics Use Reduction Planning by using TUR analysis techniques to optimize use of water, energy, and other resources, as well as encouraging TUR filers to reduce their use of toxics below TURA thresholds and their use of toxic substances outside TURA's scope.These trainings, which were held on November 1 and 6, are designed to meet the continuing education requirements for TUR Planner Resource Conservation planning certification.
Professional Wet Cleaning Demonstration:KMK Cleaners
On November 21, at their Walpole location, KMK Cleaners hosted a demonstration of their professional wet cleaning system and discussed the cost savings and health benefits, to both KMK staff and KMK customers.
Solvent Recovery and Recycling Demonstration: ChemGenes Corporation
On November 5, at its Wilmington, MA, facility, ChemGenes Corporation demonstrated its solvent recycling and recovery system.
Chief Operating Officer, Anuj Mohan, reviewed the business case for this life sciences company's investment in a solvent recovery and recycling system. He also shared the ROI and cost savings due to reduced chemicals purchase and disposal.
Download the ChemGenes case study.
TURI Staff Presentations
Liz Harriman delivered a webinar on solvents as part of a series of webinars on chemicals of concern sponsored by Sixclasses.org and the Green Sciences Policy Institute. Liz's webinar and all others in the series can be found here
Liz Harriman also presented TURI case studies on perchloroethylene and hexavalent chromium at the National Academies Institute of Medicine Environmental Health Roundtable, "Identifying and Reducing Environmental Health Risks of Chemicals in our Society", in Washington, DC on November 8. Liz's presentation and others from the workshop can be found here
Pam Eliason presented on alternatives assessment at the Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum conference, "Safe Products, Made Safely: Green Chemistry Tools for Business" held in Wisconsin on November 14.
Heidi Wilcox from the Cleaning Lab at TURI and Jim Cain from OTA spoke at the New England Surface Finishing Conference on November 8 in Plymouth, MA.
Joy Onasch spoke about "Wet Cleaning, Dry Cleaning and the FTC!" at the Northeast Fabricare Association's annual conference on November 17.