Toxic waste stuff - what companies?
16 November 1989
To: Toxics Acitivsts
Fm: Greenpeace Toxics Campaign
Re: Nominations for National Waste Audits
In May, 1989, Greenpeace published "A Citizens' Toxic Waste
Audit Manual." This useful handbook describes how to conduct
pollution audits on polluting companies, and how to use those
audits to force the companies to reform. [The guide is available
from Greenpeace, 1017 W Jackson Blvd., Chicago IL 60607. A $5.00
donation is appreciated.]
We are nominating the following companies for waste audits. If
you are interested in executing waste audits of any of these
companies, please contact Ben Gordon through the mail section of
Perhaps a company that is polluting your community is on the
The following companies, each of which have more than $200
million in annual chemical sales, seem to be likely candidates:
The 30 largest basic chemical companies are listed below in order of
Rohm & Haas
Great Lakes Chemical
Crompton & Knowles
The 11 largest diversified manufacturers, in order of sales volume,
are as follows:
The 10 largest pharmaceutical companies, in order of sales volume, are
as follows (these companies do not necessarily have annual chemical
sales of $200 million or more):
American Home Products
The 12 largest oil and gas companies, in order of decreasing sales
volume, are as follows:
[Source: W.J. Storck, "Chemical Earnings Turn Down in Third Quarter,"
Chemical & Engineering News, Vol. 67, No. 46, November 13, 1989, pp.
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