Special Report No. 01-06: Proceedings of the NCASI Meeting on By-Products Synergy
Industries generate enormous quantities of various non-hazardous wastes that must be managed effectively. Increasingly these wastes or by-products are viewed as a resource, as potential raw material. Cooperation between industries can be valuable with respect to identifying beneficial use opportunities and to improving the regulatory climate surrounding industrial by-products.
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This report contains presentation materials from a meeting NCASI held with individuals representing or otherwise familiar with several industries. The purpose of the meeting was to initiate a dialogue on “by-product synergy” (i.e., multi-industry beneficial use). Ample time was allocated at the meeting to informal discussions regarding barriers and aids to beneficial use. These discussions are summarized in the lead article that provides an introduction and overview of the meeting.