Going Green With Less Red Tape

Companies are volunteering for tougher standards

Quality Chemicals Inc. in Tyrone, Pa., a maker of herbicides and other specialty chemicals, used to spend half a million dollars a year trucking 3,000 gallons of hazardous waste a day to a disposal site hundreds of miles away. Now, the company spends 1% of that to dispose of the waste right at the plant. In a test project, it injects ozone gas that breaks down contaminants so the waste can be poured into the sewer--legally.

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