Enviro-Stewards offers you compliance and beyond-compliance recommendations attractive returns on your investment. Our unique approach can discover significant savings while analyzing compliance issues.
Enviro-Stewards deploys a multifaceted Pollution Prevention approach to reduce toxic usage concurrently with other resources (utilities, ingredients, hazardous waste, etc.). You gain the advantage of attractive returns on investment (versus net expenditures that typically result from single-media reduction of a targeted toxic ingredient).
- Facilities in Ontario can secure co-funding for multimedia toxics reduction assessments through the Bloom Centre for Sustainability’s On-Site Technical Assistance Program for Manufacturers.
|Baking Soda blasting replaced methylene chloride-based cleaning with a 5 month return on investment|
Address Problem Drivers
- In 2009 Ontario passed the Toxics Reduction Act (TRA), which requires facilities that report under the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) to prepare Pollution Prevention plans for designated toxic substances.
- Even in minute quantities, many toxic substances can cause significant environmental degradation. For example, Nonyl Phenol Ethoxylates (NPEs), which are common in many soaps, are endocrine disruptors that can cause fish to change sex (and hence inhibit reproduction).
- Many toxic substances are carcinogenic, mutagenic, and/or immediately dangerous to life and health. Therefore, reducing or eliminating the use of such toxics can drastically improve the work environment (see case study below).