About Toxics Use Reduction
Toxics use reduction, or TUR, encompasses the range of pollution prevention strategies aimed at minimizing the input of toxic materials or chemicals in a given product or manufacturing process to reduce the generation of harmful or hazardous wastes. TUR techniques include: input substitution, product reformulation, production unit redesign or modification, production unit modernization, improved operation and maintenance of equipment and methods, and integral recycling, reuse, or extended use of toxics.
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) oversees the Toxics Use Reduction Program. The Program's organizational components include the Toxics Use Reduction Administrative Council, Advisory Committee to the Administrative Council, the TURA program partners and the Science Advisory Board. EEA is the primary source for information pertaining to the Toxics Use Reduction Act and its Amendments.