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Veto Strikes at Toxics Use Reduction Institute
The Institute was established under the Toxics Use Reduction Act of 1989 (MGL c 21I), which was passed unanimously by both houses of the Massachusetts State Legislature.
As the research and education arm of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Program, the Institute provides training, information, and technical support to businesses, community groups, municipalities, universities, and state agencies.
Over the last decade, the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute has had a key role in helping reduce the amount of toxic chemicals used in manufacturing processes by 41 percent while improving companies’ competitiveness.
· The Institute has played a key role in helping reduce the amount of toxic chemicals used in manufacturing processes by 40%, and the amount of toxic waste generated by 58% over the last decade. This impressive accomplishment has made the Commonwealth a safer place to live and work while enhancing the competitiveness of Massachusetts companies, who realized an estimated net benefit of $11.6 million from reducing their use of toxics from 1990 to 1997.
LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Toxics Use Reduction Institute
Alliance for a Health Tomorrow