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Tanneries and the Environment

A Technical Guide

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: December 1991
  • Page count: 119
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 91.III.D.1

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Illustrates how to reduce the environmental impact of tannery operations. It outlines the systematic measures that can be taken to reduce pollution, such as improved technologies and operations and effective enforcement of appropriate legislation. The report discusses site installations, cleaner production technologies and their correct operation, methods for minimizing, recycling and recovery of waste materials, effective means of treatment and disposal of residuals, the prevention of industrial spillage and protection against work-place hazards. Six annexes provide technical information, references and policy guidelines.