Chemical (industrial)

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Warning

Always read the instructions and take care when using and disposing of chemicals.

Education

Check if environmentally-friendly alternatives exist to the chemicals you are using. Before you purchase a product, read the label and look for symbols indicating they are biodegradeable and recyclable.  

See also agrichemical | agrichemical container  |  hazardous waste  |  plastic bottle

Reduce

Look for environmentally-friendly alternatives to industrial chemicals.

Share with other businesses, organisations to reduce waste rather than dispose of partially empty containers.

Reuse

Refill containers where possible.

Recycle

Check if the manufacturer has a take-back scheme.

Disposal

The Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre in conjunction with the Whanganui District Council holds four hazardous waste collections per year. Qualified Safety Officers able to identify hazardous waste will be in attendance. (Pre-booking is required.) 

See hazardous waste