Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
It can often be cost-effective to reuse solvents instead of disposing of them. If you can't do this with the solvents you use, talk to your suppliers, your trade association or similar businesses to yours to discuss alternative products. See the page in this guideline: Managing your solvents efficiently.
You can improve your solvent recovery rate by:
Depending on the products you use, you may be able to use distillation equipment to recover solvents, or use solvent capture and recovery. This can cut the costs of your materials, waste storage and disposal. If this isn't possible, you may be able to find an organisation that recovers used solvents and solvent-based wastes.
Procedures that will help you recover solvents include:
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