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Cleaner Production Assessment in Meat Processing
Abstract: Focusing on cattle and pig abattoirs, this document is a thorough examination of the environmental impacts of meat processing, offering approaches industry and government can take to minimize those impacts.
Source: UNEP; COWI Consulting
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/24/23224.pdf

Development Document for the Proposed Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Meat and Poultry Products Industry Point Source Category (40 CFR 432)
Abstract: Complete documentation of proposed US EPA regulations to affect the meat processing industry, updating 1970s rules which sought to ensure the meat industry's compliance the Clean Water Act. Includes BATs and process descriptions.
Source: US EPA
URL: http://yosemite.epa.gov/water/owrccatalog.nsf/e673c95b11602f

Draft Document on Best Available Techniques in the Slaughterhouses and Animal By-products Industries [PDF]
Abstract: The European Union IPPC draft document containing detailed information on BATs and compliance strategies for most stages of processing for all meats and meat by-products. Length: 375 pages.
Source: European Commission
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/21/20574.pdf

Effluent Guidelines - Meat and Poultry Products (MPP)
Abstract: A summary of the EPA document proposing new regulations for effluents from meat and poultry processors, with links.
Source: UA EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/guide/mpp/

Reduction in Waste Generation in a Chicken Processing Plant - Manufacture of Food Products and Beverages #46
Abstract: This is a P2 study of Equity, a large chicken nugget processor seeking to reduce BOD loading in wastewater and overall water usage. After waste reduction modifications, many of them very basic, BOD loading was reduced by 50%.
Source: UNEP; Richardson, Stephanie
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/10/09540.htm

Reduction in Wastewater Discharges at a Meat Processing Plant - Manufacture of Food Products and Beverages #16
Abstract: This link is an Environmental Management Centre gateway to a case study of pollution prevention at an Estonian sausage plant focusing on practice and equipment upgrades that significantly reduced water consumption and wastewater generation. Login is required.
Source: World Environment Center; UNEP
URL: http://www.emcentre.com/


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