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Mitigation Comparison

Dealing with waste – Industries are not created equal

In the last blog post, we examined the relationship between emission and production of chemicals, using year-over-year ratios to gauge environmental control behavior over time.

Another way to measure mitigation efforts across industries and companies is to look at total waste chemical amounts, and the portion of that waste that is released into the air or water. By dividing the released volume by the total, we get a sense of how well a company or an industry is doing in capturing and safely sequestering chemicals, whether through recycling or re-use.

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Mitigation Comparison

Measuring Mitigation

Comparing the emission profiles of facilities in the context of their industry provides insights into the variation in emission mitigation efforts by industry.

The variation in environmental release of harmful chemicals provides insights into a company’s control efforts over time and can highlight risks to the reputation and the operations of companies that have poor environmental controls.