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Pollution prevention (P2) is reducing or eliminating waste at the source by modifying production processes, promoting the use of non-toxic or less-toxic substances, implementing conservation techniques, and re-using materials rather than putting them into the waste stream. Since pollution prevention is a key policy in national environmental protection activities EPA has developed a 2010-2014 Pollution Prevention Program Strategic Plan. A number of Partnership Programs and other EPA initiatives utilize pollution prevention approaches in their work. Basic information about pollution prevention.


Where You Live - Local and Regional contacts for information and assistance with pollution prevention.

Grants and Funding - Provides information on matching funds to state and tribal programs to support P2 activities across all environmental media and to develop state programs.

Laws and Policies - A short explanation with links to more information on the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 and subsequent policies.

Partnerships - EPA's efforts to promote sustainable business practices, cleaner technologies and processes and safe products through voluntary partnerships.

Technical Assistance - Services, case studies and technical assistance to help businesses and state agencies enhance their pollution prevention programs.

Tools - Databases, case studies, measuring results, and online calculators.

Publications - Sources for factsheets, case studies, documents, pamphlets and posters on P2. You may request documents from the Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse (PPIC).

Our Audiences - Businesses / Industry, Citizens and Communities, Federal Government, Schools, State and Tribal Governments

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