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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.

Many partnership programs offer recognition, such as awards for exceptional performance that can enhance corporate image with customers, regulators, neighbors, and the media.


BEES 3.0
BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) 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.

Chemical Information Collection and Data Development (Testing)
Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA has broad authority to issue regulations designed to gather health/safety and exposure information on, require testing of, and control exposure to chemical substances and mixtures.

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.

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 ECHO to determine whether: Compliance inspections have been conducted by EPA or State/local governments; violations were detected; enforcement actions were taken and penalties were assessed in response to environmental law violations

Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)
EPEAT is an easy-to-use, on-line tool helping institutional purchasers select and compare computer desktops, laptops and monitors based on their environmental attributes.

Energy Star
A government-backed program helping business and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

Environmental Impact Statements
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
The Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC) is a voluntary partnership program that encourages federal facilities and agencies to: Purchase greener electronic products; reduce impacts of electronic products during use; manage 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)
It is EPA's policy to make the fullest possible disclosure of information without unjustifiable expense or unnecessary delay to any requester.

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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
To promote innovative chemical technologies that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture, and use of chemical products.

Green Engineering
Green Engineering is the design, commercialization and use of processes and products that are feasible and economical while: Reducing the generation of pollution at the source; Minimizing 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
Love of sports is something millions of Americans share. Across the country, teams and fans are channeling that enthusiasm into protecting our 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 EPA Disclaimer
H2E is based on the vision of a healthy health care system – a system that embraces safer building products, clean air, energy and water efficiency, safe working practices, and a commitment to public health demonstrated through waste volume and toxicity reduction.

Greening Electronics
You can send a message to manufacturers and suppliers by choosing products that are less toxic, conserve natural resources, and reduce waste. Your purchasing decisions can affect the market.

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, from building new, environmentally sustainable structures to improving the energy efficiency of older buildings.

Greening Schools
General links for schools.

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Hospitals Exit EPA Disclaimer
H2E is based on the vision of a healthy health care system – a system that embraces safer building products, clean air, energy and water efficiency, safe working practices, and a commitment to public health demonstrated through waste volume and toxicity reduction.


Industrial & Institutional Laundry Partnership - DfE. Subsumed by: Formulator Program

Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment.

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.


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


Measuring Results
Measuring results is an essential component of any successful P2 program and is one way to determine the success of a technical assistance or training effort. Different types of activities will lead to different outcomes or results of P2 program activities that document the accomplishments of a program.

Media Relations
The Office of Media Relations is the principal Agency liaison to the news media for national announcements, press releases, Administrator speeches and Agency statements. It is the Agency voice when communicating its mission, objectives and goals to the media.

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 Resources Exchange
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
Each year EPA joins the rest of the nation in celebrating National Pollution Prevention Week 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.

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

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
Office of Solid Waste's site 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
Form and contact information to report a suspected environmental violation. Emergency spill and imminent loss of life contact info also.

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Safer Choice
The Safer Choice program is one of EPA's premier partnership programs, working with individual industry sectors to compare and improve the performance and human health and environmental risks and costs of existing and alternative products, processes, and practices.

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 regional EPA branches and state agencies.

Subject Areas
List of areas covered by the Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics (OPPT)

Sustainable Futures
Sustainable Futures (SF) is an approach that encourages pollution prevention in new chemical development through the transfer of EPA's chemical risk screening methodologies.


Tribal Network
EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) has established a Tribal program to better communicate our programs and activities with Native American Indian tribes, and to build more effective partnerships with Native American tribes in protecting and safeguarding the environment.


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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