Waste Management Trend Region 3
The following graph shows the 10-year trend in quantities of TRI chemicals managed as production-related waste managedThe sum of all non-accidental chemical waste generated at a facility. It is the sum of on-site environmental releases (minus quantities from non-routine, one-time events), on-site waste management (recycling, treatment, and combustion for energy recovery), and off-site transfers for disposal, treatment, recycling or energy recovery. by facilities located in Region 3.
Note: For comparability, trend graphs include only those chemicals that were reportable to TRI for all years presented.
From 2011 to 2020:
- Total waste managed increased by 3.1 billion pounds (134%), driven by one facility that recycled over 3 billion pounds of cumene each year from 2014 to 2020. [Click to view facility details in the TRI P2 Search Tool].
- Excluding this facility, waste managed in the region decreased by 412 million pounds (-19%).
- Nationally, quantities of waste managed increased by 22%, driven by increased recycling.
- Facilities in Region 3 managed 5.4 billion pounds of waste, 88% of which was recycled, compared to 54% nationally.
- Since 2019, waste managed decreased by 9%, driven by reductions in the quantities of waste treated and recycled.
In 2020, 6% of facilities in Region 3 (118 facilities) reported implementing new source reduction activities. Source reduction reporting rates in the region were among the highest in the plastics and rubber products manufacturing sector. For example, a plastics product manufacturer made product modifications that utilized lower styrene level resin systems. [Click to view facility details in the TRI P2 Search Tool].
This page was published in March 2022 and uses the 2020 TRI National Analysis dataset made public in TRI Explorer in October 2021.