TRI Pollution Prevention Report for PBI/GORDON CORP and 2,4-D

Facility ID: 66110PBGRD300S3

Facility Name and Address:
PBI/GORDON CORP
300 S 3RD ST
KANSAS CITY, KS 66118

Parent Company: PBI/GORDON CORP

Industry: Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing (325320)
Chemical: 2,4-D

Production Related Waste Management for Selected Chemical


    Waste Management Comparison - 2020



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*
2020 Barriers: B7-Barriers to P2 - No known substitutes or alternative technologies.


Barriers to P2: No known substitutes or alternative technologies. -

2019 Barriers: B7-Barriers to P2 - No known substitutes or alternative technologies.


Barriers to P2: No known substitutes or alternative technologies. -

2017 Barriers: B6-Barriers to P2 - Pollution prevention previously implemented - additional reduction does not appear technically or economically feasible.

Other Environmental Practices - New lines or product line construction is always done with pollution prevention and reuse in mind.



Other Environmental Practices: General Environmental Management - PBI adheres to the P2 Program requirements.

Other Environmental Practices: Recycling - Product waste is recycled back into the product when applicable.

Barriers to P2: Pollution prevention previously implemented - additional reduction does not appear technically or economically feasible. -

2016 Barriers: B7-Barriers to P2 - No known substitutes or alternative technologies.


Barriers to P2: No known substitutes or alternative technologies. - We try to reuse as much as possible.

2015 Barriers: B6-Barriers to P2 - Pollution prevention previously implemented - additional reduction does not appear technically or economically feasible.


Barriers to P2: Pollution prevention previously implemented - additional reduction does not appear technically or economically feasible. - No Comment Provided

Other Environmental Practices: Recycling - Since 2,4-D is a main component in our products we do everything in our power to recycle what we can back into the products.

2014 Source Reduction:: W32: Improved procedures for loading, unloading, and transfer operations[-0-4%]
Methods to Identify SR Opportunities: T11: Other
2013 Source Reduction:: W32: Improved procedures for loading, unloading, and transfer operations
Methods to Identify SR Opportunities: T01: Internal pollution prevention opportunity audit(s)
W32: PBI partially enclosed the top of the loading and mixing tanks to ensure more product went into the tank, and reduce employee exposure to raw materials.

2012

Other Environmental Practices - 2,4-D is a main component of many of our products. Any residual material that doesn't go into the product initially (spilled) can be reused/recycled and placed back into the product. This reduces the amount of waste sent out off-site for incineration.
*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.