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Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste generation from our ongoing operations increased slightly in 2015. Waste minimization efforts were offset by an increase in waste generated at a European facility that began purifying an off-gas from a neighboring facility. While this had a positive impact on reducing CO2 emissions, it generated hazardous waste due to the flue gas clean-up. We are re-evaluating the characteristics of this waste.

(Waste generation as provided in the table includes hazardous waste shipped off-site for recycle, incineration, landfill, or treatment and disposal. Waste shipments are reported on a calendar year basis.)

Global Hazardous Waste (millions of pounds)


CY 2015
CY 2014 CY 2013
Landfill 10.1 
8.8 
4.4
Incineration 6.9 6.4
6.9
Recycling 8.2 
6.7 
7.3
Treatment/disposal 2.3 
3.1 
7.6
Total 28.1  25.0
26.2


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