An Ounce of Prevention - The Advantages of Reducing Waste: Chapter 06: Case Study: PFI Precision Machining
Chapter Abstract: This is clip 6 of 9 for this video. PFI has reduced the amount of waste produced by its operation greatly. The reductions have occurred even while the business has experienced growth. They started by consulting the workers on the shop floor. They were able to cut their waste treatment costs in half simply by examining production and changing it accordingly. The largest hurtle to overcome was the unwillingness to change. Much research is done when considering a new technology so they are able to make in informed decision.
Author: Ohio EPA / Ohio Dept. of Health Media Center
Publication Date: 1998
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|Chapter 01: Introduction & A Brief History of Pollution in America|
|Chapter 02: Case Study: Wayside Collision Center|
|Chapter 03: Case Study: Highland Precision Plating, Inc.|
|Chapter 04: Case Study: Pony XPress Printing|
|Chapter 05: Case Study: Leonhardt Plating Co.|
|Chapter 06: Case Study: PFI Precision Machining|
|Chapter 07: Small Business Pollution Prevention Opportunities|
|Chapter 08: Sources of Help|
|Chapter 09: Conclusions|
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