- 3M Granted Approval to Burn Hazardous Waste
June 28, 2012 — 3M was given permission by the citizens' advisory board of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to burn hazardous waste from outside sources at its Cottage Grove, MN, facility.
As 3M has reduced its use of solvents and increased its ability to recycle over the past few years, the company saw a decrease in liquid solvent waste sent to its facility’s incinerator, reports The Star Tribune. 3M had applied for an amendment to its original hazardous-waste permit so it could maintain the incinerator's temperature by burning solvent waste from outside sources. With the amended permit approved, 3M anticipates saving more than US$1 million a year in natural-gas costs.
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With global sales of US$25 billion, 3M is a leading producer of thousands of products ranging from chemicals, filtration systems, and safety and protection equipment to office, graphics, and health care equipment. For more information, visit www.3m.com.
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