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This report summarizes the results of the Department of Toxic Substances Control's (DTSC) assessment of the polymers and resin industry's source reduction planning efforts, as mandated by the Hazardous Waste Source Reduction and Management Review Act of 1989 (Act). The assessment of the polymers and resin industry in California is based upon a review of documents produced by a sample of facilities in the state. It includes infonnation on the sources and types of hazardous waste generated by this industry and describes some of the steps taken to reduce the quantities or hazardous characteristics of waste generated in their operations. In addition, three case studies are featured as practical examples to show how source reduction practices benefited particular facilities.

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