What are TUR Techniques?
A Toxics Use Reduction Technique (TUR Technique for short) is a way for a company to reduce the amount of toxics being used and reported. There are six basic techniques for TUR defined under TURA: • Input substitution: changing the raw materials of a product to use nontoxic or less toxic raw materials. • Product reformulation: reformulating or redesigning end products to be nontoxic or less toxic upon use, release, or disposal. • Production unit redesign or modification: using production units of a different design than those used previously; • Production unit modernization: upgrading or replacing production unit equipment or methods. • Improved operation and maintenance: modifying existing equipment or methods by such steps as improved housekeeping, system adjustments, or process/product inspections. • Recycling, reuse, or extended use of toxics: by using equipment or methods that are integral to the production unit.