In 2002, CSP received funding from the
US EPA, Office of Solid Waste to benchmark current practices and evaluate the viability of external, chemical
management companies to assist colleges and universities in chemical management. This project provided critical information
on chemical management alternatives for educational and research institutions and the capabilities of external
CMS providers to meet their needs.
Click here to learn more about CMS in Universities and Research Institutions.
In February 2005, CSP and the US EPA Office
of Solid Waste launched a pilot project with the Lansing, Michigan school district to
explore the viability of CMS and Resource Management (RM) in K-12 school districts. The goal is
to introduce CMS and RM as a combined strategy to better manage legacy hazardous waste and future
chemical use, promote a healthy school environment that enhances learning, and reduce school operating
costs. Additional support for the project is provided by General Motors.
U.S. EPA Project Overview
Lansing School District - Case Study
Lansing School District - Strategic Plan
CWMS Manual for K-12 School Districts
CSP teamed with the Silicon
Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) and the Santa Clara County P2 Program
to launch a pilot program for Silicon Valley manufacturers to reduce
chemical use and waste in Silicon Valley. CSP worked with four companies,
Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), and Nu-Metal
to initiate a CMS program at their facility(ies) in Silicon Valley.
Click here to learn more about the Silicon Valley Pilot Program
CSP's objective in initiating the Western Pennsylvania Chemical Management
Service (CMS) Coalition was to test the CMS model in small and medium-sized
enterprises (SME) in the Pittsburgh region. We took an umbrella, "shared
use" approach in order to achieve the economies of scale of
a large company and attract a chemical service provider.
Click here to learn more about the Western Pennsylvania CMS Coalition.
Raytheon's Chemical & Gas Management Program (CGMP) began in May
1999 and has been yielding
Click here to
learn more about Raytheon's Chemical & Gas Management
CSP worked with a Nortel semiconductor facility near Ottawa, Canada to initiate a
CMS program. The program began in 1997 as an attempt to reduce chemical
consumption and improve process efficiency by taking a "shared savings"
approach to working with a chemical supplier.
For more information on this pilot program, read
"Nortel: Shared Savings for Chemical and Waste Reduction", an article published by The ENDS Report.