Pollution Prevention (P2)

What You Can Do About Pollution Prevention - Business Resources

P2 resources for businesses

Pollution prevention pays! Increasingly the nation's leading corporations are coming to understand the value of pollution prevention -- as an environmental strategy, a sustainable practice and as a fundamental principle for all our society. Read "Why should you care about preventing waste?" to learn how to start a waste reduction program and how to measure success.

The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) collects information to track industry progress in reducing waste generation and moving towards safer waste management alternatives.

TRI's P2 Search Tool now helps indentify P2 successes and compare P2 performance at both the facility and corporate level.

Read more pollution prevention case studies.

Read EPA's pollution prevention technical assistance publications.

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

Pollution Prevention 101: resources for pollution prevention technical assistance providers. Exit Geared particularly to those new in the field of P2.


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

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.

Federal Green Challenge: A national effort under US 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.

Regional resources

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx) Centers: Funded in part through EPA grants these regional centers provide pollution prevention information resources, training and networking opportunities to states, local governments and technical assistance providers in their region.

P2 Program Directory Exit: Search for environmental, technical assistance providers by browsing state directories or searching by industry expertise.

Compliance Assistance Centers Exit: These national centers provide access to the information you need, in a way that helps makes sense of environmental regulations.  Each center addresses real world issues faced by a specific industry or government sector, such as for agriculture, auto repair, chemical, printing, transportation, metal finishing, painting and coating, federal facilities and other sectors.

Sector Resources

Technical assistance where you live

Use this map to find EPA regional contact information, and state and local P2 technical assistance resources. 

Map of the US, split into EPA regions