This 2nd edition report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) examines the environmental performance of major U.S. manufacturing and service sectors. The EPA's Sector Strategies Program uses collaborative partnerships to promote widespread improvement in environmental performance with reduced administrative burden. This report has two primary objectives: profile each sector, highlighting economic statistics and trends; and describe, and where possible, to measure environmental progress to date, focusing on performance trends over the past 10 years. The report also introduces the use of toxicity-weighted data to supplement basic information on emission trends.
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