Pollution Prevention (P2)

Pollution Prevention Subject Index

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Air Pollution Prevention and Control (APPCD): Conducts research, develops and demonstrates air pollution prevention and control technologies for key industries, electric power plants, incinerators, indoor environments and sources of greenhouse gases.

Auto Refinishing Finishing Partnership: The DfE Program has worked with the automotive repair industry and individual shops to increase awareness of the health and environmental concerns associated with refinishing activities and to identify and encourage the use of safer, cleaner, more efficient practices and technologies.


BEES 3.0: Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability web site brings to your fingertips a powerful technique for selecting cost-effective, environmentally preferable building products.


Case Studies: Provide specific examples of facilities saving money and reducing waste. 

Clean Energy: EPA works with state policy makers, electric and gas utilities, energy customers and other key stakeholders to identify, design and implement clean energy policy and technology solutions; we are delivering important environmental and economic benefits.

Conference Calendar: Conferences, workshops and symposia of special interest to the P2 community.

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E3: Economy, Energy and Environment: Is a federal technical assistance framework helping communities, manufacturers and manufacturing supply chains adapt and thrive in today's green economy.

ECHO - Enforcement & Compliance History Online: Use this web site to assess compliance with environmental regulation of facilities.

Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT): A resource for purchasers, manufacturers and others wanting to find or promote electronic products with positive environmental attributes.

Energy Star: Is a voluntary EPA program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.

Environmental Impact Statements Database: Provides information about EISs prepared by federal agencies.

Environmental Management Systems: A set of processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency.

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing: Helps the federal government "buy green."

Executive Orders: Presidential orders related to P2. 


Federal Electronics Challenge: Provides technical information on purchasing greener electronic products; reducing impacts of electronic products during use; and managing obsolete electronics in an environmentally safe way.

Federal Green Challenge: A national effort under EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program, challenging EPA and other federal agencies throughout the country to lead by example in reducing the federal government's environmental impact.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): Federal law that gives the public the right to make requests of federal agency records. 

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Grants: The Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 authorized EPA to issue grants to promote pollution prevention through source reduction and resource conservation.

Green Buildings: Green or sustainable building is the practice of creating healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance and demolition.

Green Chemistry: Is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances.

Green Engineering: Is the design, commercialization and use of processes and products that reduce the generation of pollution at the source; and minimize the risk to human health and the environment.

Green Meetings: Whether you are a meeting host, planner or service supplier, you can use this site to find the tips, tools and resources to make environmentally responsible choices.

Green Sports: Teams and fans are channeling their enthusiasm into protecting their communities by "greening" sports — saving energy, cutting waste and cleaning up pollution. 

Greener Products: This portal is designed to help the user navigate the increasingly important and complex world of greener products. 

Greenhealth Exit: The source for environmental solutions for the health care sector and lends support to create better, safer, greener workplaces and communities.

Greening EPA To ensure that EPA's buildings and practices reflect our mission, the Agency continuously works to reduce the environmental impact of its facilities and operations.

Greening Schools: General resources to help schools and districts go green.

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Integrated Pest Management: Is an environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. 

Internship Programs in P2: Pollution prevention internships give participants the opportunity to gain vital career experience while helping to protect human health and the environment.


Laws: The Pollution Prevention Act established the national policy that pollution should be prevented or reduced at the source whenever feasible.


Measuring Pollution Prevention: Is an essential component of any successful P2 program.

Media Relations: Is the principal Agency liaison to the news media for national announcements, press releases, Administrator speeches and Agency statements.

Municipal Solid Waste - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: Includes information on source reduction, recycling and composting.


New Chemicals: Established to help manage the potential risk from chemicals new to the marketplace.

News Releases: Press releases and contacts for the press at EPA.

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P2 Resource Exchange (P2RX): A consortium of eight regional pollution prevention information centers, funded in part through grants from EPA.

P2 Strategic Plan: Identifies a number of opportunities to reduce: the emission of greenhouse gasses; the use of hazardous materials; and can save natural resources, while contributing to a more sustainable economy.

P2 Week: National Pollution Prevention Week is on the third full week of September.

Pesticide Environmental Stewardship: The Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) is a voluntary program that forms partnerships with pesticide users to reduce the health and environmental risks associated with pesticide use and implement pollution prevention strategies.

PestWise: Is a collaborative partnership to promote environmental innovation in pest management.

Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse (PPIC): Provides reference and referral service.

Publications: Links to EPA's information and outreach materials on pollution prevention. These sites are good sources for publications, printed and electronic, on pollution prevention.


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: EPA's Office of Solid Waste's website on a series of activities that includes collecting recyclable materials that would otherwise be considered waste, sorting and processing recyclables into raw materials such as fibers and manufacturing raw materials into new products.

Regional P2 Contacts Every EPA Regional office supports pollution prevention activities.

Report Violations: A Web form and contact information to report suspected environmental violations. Emergency spill and imminent loss of life phone numbers also.

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Safer Choice: Is an EPA program that helps consumers, businesses and institutional buyers identify products that are safer for human health and the environment.

Smart Growth: Helps communities grow in ways that expand economic opportunity, protect public health and the environment.

Source Reduction Assistance Grants: Supports pollution prevention through source reduction and resource conservation work.

State P2: Contact information for state agencies providing pollution prevention services.

Sustainable Futures: Encourages pollution prevention in new chemical development through the transfer of EPA's chemical risk screening methodologies.

Sustainable Materials Management Program: The use and reuse of materials in the most productive and sustainable way across their entire life cycle.

Sustainable Practices Science: Advances the understanding, development and application of technologies and methods of prevention, removal and control of environmental risks to human health and ecology.


Technical Assistance Programs (TAPs): Provide businesses with cutting edge environmental management assistance and help identify and implement measures that reduce or eliminate pollution at its source.

Toxics Release Inventory: TRI serves as a tool for identifying effective environmental practices and highlighting pollution prevention successes.

Tribal Network: Works collaboratively with tribes to reduce environmental and health risks associated with the generation of waste on tribal lands. 


WaterSense: Save water and protect the environment by choosing WaterSense labeled products in your home, yard and business and taking simple steps to save water each day.

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