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Re: Chemical Reuse System for University?


Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio has a well established chemical tracking and reuse program.
Details are at:  http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/envhs/orphmain.htm 

Dave Heinlen of BGSU is the program contact and an excellent resource.
The program received a Ohio Governor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pollution Prevention in 1995.
Details are at:  http://www.epa.state.oh.us/opp/gov/fact29.html 


Jeff Lewis
Ohio EPA/Office of Pollution Prevention
Lazarus Government Center
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
phone:  614.644.2812
fax:  614.644.2807

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I have a request from a university for information on how to refine
their chemical tracking and reuse program. They already have a fairly
robust chemical re-use program that is run by their EH&S folks, but are
interested in making their program as effective as possible. As I
understand it, they pick up materials from campus labs and departments,
bring it to their 90-day storage facility, figure out whether it's
suitable for reuse, and if so provide it to other departments. They use
a database and email system to track and "market" the reusable

Does anybody have examples of universities or other facilities that have
really top notch exchange/reuse programs that could suggest any
additional improvements for them?


John Katz
Pollution Prevention Coordinator
US EPA Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street, WST-7
San Francisco, CA  94105
415-744-1044 (fax)