Original Date: 01/24/1994
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Solid Waste Recycling
Harris decided to more fully address its responsibility to the community in addition to reducing costs associated with solid waste recycling. The Environmental Health and Safety department of Harris met this challenge by implementing a waste management program. The department researched and systematically identified opportunities for recycling and implemented programs in conjunction with the facilities department. Methodologies were established for the management and treatment of glass, plastic, cardboard, aluminum, scrap metal, and office and computer paper.
Several innovative techniques for reutilizing waste material included the neutralization of waste treatment water with non-electronic grade sulfuric acid (sulfuric acid that had been utilized in the IC production process and was no longer of sufficient purity to be used in production) and the use of treated waste water for the fume scrubbers as well as evaporative cooling.
A benefit of this effort is reduced landfill cost. It also creates a positive public image and is compliant with the Harris corporate policy on the environment.
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