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PNEAC is your direct conduit to experts and reliable information on environmental issues related to the printing, publishing and packaging industry.

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EPA Bans Mercury Compounds Under Reformed Toxic Substances Control Act
9.2.16
Source: Environmental Leader, 9/1/16
Summary: The EPA is banning exports of five mercury compounds, effective Jan. 1, 2020, under the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act.

How Cities Are Tackling Their Enormous Food Waste Problem
8.31.16
Source: Fast Company, 8/30/16
Summary: From loosening restrictions on what "expired" means to dabbling with aquaponics and vertical farming, cities around the world are trying to contribute less to landfills with their wasted meals.

Safer Choice Now in Spanish
8.30.16
Source: U.S. EPA, 8/23/16
Summary: Safer Choice in espanol helps spread awareness of safer cleaning and other products to the largest ethnic minority in the United States and to other Spanish-speaking countries. It is essential that all people, including Spanish-speaking communities, understand the importance of easily finding products with ingredients that are safer for human health and the environment.

Rethink how chemical hazards are tested
8.29.16
Source: Nature, 8/16/16
Summary: John C. Warner and Jennifer K. Ludwig propose three approaches that would help inventors to produce safer chemicals and products.

Forget Going for the Gold; We're Going for Green! How U.S. E.P.A. Programs Accelerate Innovation in the Chemical Enterprise
8.29.16
Source: American Chemical Society, 8/26/16
Summary: David Widawsky, Director of the Chemistry, Economics, and Sustainable Strategies Division at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)discusses regulation, innovation, the future of green chemistry, and much more.

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Storm Drain
The Industrial Stormwater Permit Guide is now available. This guide explains federal stormwater regulations for business, and the options available for compliance.

Hazardous Waste ManifestWatch the PNEAC Hazardous Waste Manifest Training Video

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Sustainable Green Printing Partnership
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership is an independent registration organization that recognizes those printers that have met the criteria that define sustainable business practices. Please visit the SGP website for more information.

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