TRI Pollution Prevention Report for ECOLAB INC. and Ethylene glycol

Facility ID: 60436CLBNC3001C

Facility Name and Address:
JOLIET, IL 60436

Parent Company: ECOLAB INC

Industry: Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing (325611)
Chemical: Ethylene glycol

Production Related Waste Management for Selected Chemical

    Waste Management Comparison - 2022

Pollution Prevention Activities for Selected Chemical

Reporting Year Section 8.10: Newly Implemented Source Reduction Activity Section 8.10: Methods to Identify Activity Section 8.11: Optional Pollution Prevention Information*
1998 Source Reduction:: W25: Instituted clearinghouse to exchange materials that would otherwise be discarde
Methods to Identify SR Opportunities: T04: Participative team management
1994 Source Reduction:: W42: Substituted raw materials

Methods to Identify SR Opportunities: T04: Participative team management
Methods to Identify SR Opportunities: T05: Employee recommendation (independent of a formal company program)
*Classifications of Optional Pollution Prevention Information shown in brackets are provided by EPA.

TRI Pollution Prevention Glossary

The Waste Management Hierarchy

The waste management hierarchy established by the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) guides waste generators toward the best options for managing wastes. The preferred option is to prevent pollution at its source, but for waste that is generated, the preferred management methods are recycling, followed by burning for energy recovery, treatment and, as a last resort, disposing of the waste.
  • Source Reduction includes activities that eliminate or reduce the generation of chemical waste.
  • Recycling includes the recovery of a toxic chemical in waste for reuse.
  • Energy Recovery includes the combustion of toxic chemicals in waste to generate heat or electricity.
  • Treatment includes the destruction of a toxic chemical in waste.
  • Disposal or Other Releases includes toxic chemical quantities entering the environment.
The PPA requires facilities to provide the following details about each chemical they report to TRI:
Facilities may also provide optional Pollution Prevention Information describing their source reduction, recycling, or pollution control activities.