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The Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse (PPIC) is a free, nonregulatory service of the U.S. EPA dedicated to reducing or eliminating industrial pollutants through technology transfer, education, and public awareness.

The following older pollution prevention resources are available in electronic format only, and are listed in reverse chronological order (newest to oldest) in their sections. To order or link to more current pollution prevention resources, please see PPIC Resources.

EPA no longer updates the information found below, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.

Many of the documents are available as downloadable files. PDF files can be read with Acrobat Reader version 3.0 or higher. [About PDF]

The documents are grouped in the following categories:

General P2 Information & Policy

Pollution Prevention Programs at EPA
EPA-742-F-02-008 * (2 pp) * July 2002

Searching for the Profit in Pollution Prevention: Case Studies in the Corporate Evaluation of Environmental Opportunities (PDF 205KB)
EPA-742-R-98-005 * (59 pp) * April 1998

Partners for the Environment: A Catalogue of the Agency's Partnership Programs
EPA-100-B-97-003 * (102 pp) * Spring 1998
No longer available: the list is now online on the EPA Partnership Programs Web site.

Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Annual Report: Fiscal Year 1997 (PDF 1.19 MB)
EPA-745-R-98-003 * (69 pp) * January 1998

Pollution Prevention 1997: A National Progress Report
EPA-742-R-97-001 * (275 pp) * June 1997

Pollution Prevention 1997: A National Progress Report (Executive Summary) (PDF 255KB)
EPA-742-S-97-001 * (20 pp) * June 1997

Study of Industry Motivation for Pollution Prevention (Draft) [Image file]
EPA-742-D-97-001 * (103 pp) * April 1997

Prototype Study of Industry Motivation for Pollution Prevention
(PDF 2.36MB)
EPA-100-R-96-001 * (52 pp) * June 1996

Preventing Pollution Through Regulations: The Source Reduction Review Project, an Assessment [Text version]
EPA-742-R-96-001 * (36 pp) * February 1996

EPA Pollution Prevention Accomplishments: 1994, Incorporating Pollution Prevention Into Business Decisions [Image file]
EPA-100-R-95-001 * (37 pp) * Spring 1995

Abstracts of Pollution Prevention Case Study Sources [Image file]
EPA-742-B-94-001 * (19 pp) * January 1994

Setting Up a Pollution Prevention Program [Image file]
EPA-742-F-93-004 * (2 pp) * September 1993

Pollution Prevention Policy Statement: New Directions for Environmental Protection--Memorandum
EPA-742-F-93-009 * (4 pp) * June 1993

Pollution Prevention: EPA Statement of Definition (PDF 502KB)
EPA-742-F-92-001 * (4 pp) * May 1992

Industrial Pollution Prevention: A Critical Review [Image file]
EPA-600-J-93-452 * (40 pp) * 1992

Pollution Prevention Act of 1990: Fact Sheet [Image file]
EPA-742-F-93-005 * (2 pp) * March 1991

Pollution Prevention Act of 1990: Bill [Image file]
EPA-742-F-90-100 * (8 pp) * October 1990

Profiting from Waste Reduction in Your Small Business [Image file]
EPA-742-B-88-100 * (46 pp) * 1988

Environmental Accounting

Snapshots of Environmental Cost Accounting [Image file]
EPA-742-R-98-006 * (107 pp) * May 1998

Valuing Potential Environmental Liabilities for Managerial Decision-Making: A Review of Available Techniques (PDF 336KB)
EPA-742-R-96-003 * (114 pp) * December 1996

Environmental Accounting Case Studies: Full Cost Accounting for Decision Making at Ontario Hydro (PDF 220 KB)
EPA-742-R-95-004 * (100 pp) * May 1996

Environmental Accounting Case Studies: Green Accounting at AT&T
(PDF 122 KB)
EPA-742-R-95-003 * (37 pp) * September 1995

Environmental Cost Accounting For Capital Budgeting: A Benchmark Survey of Management Accountants
Part 1
(PDF 230 KB) Part 2 (PDF 64.8 KB) Part 3 (PDF 43.2 KB)
EPA-742-R-95-005 * (74 pp) * September 1995

Incorporating Environmental Costs and Considerations into Decision Making: Review of Available Tools and Software Exit EPA Disclaimer
EPA-742-R-95-006 * (390 pp) * August 1995

Stakeholder's Action Agenda: A Report of the Workshop on Accounting and Capital Budgeting for Environmental Costs Exit EPA Disclaimer EPA-742-R-94-003 * (55 pp) * May 1994

Total Cost Assessment: Accelerating Industrial Pollution Prevention Through Innovative Project Financial Analysis, with Applications to the Pulp and Paper Industries (with Revised Executive Summary) [Image file]
EPA-741-R-92-002 * (168 pp) * May 1992

Pollution Prevention Benefits Manual: Vol. I & II [Image file]
EPA-230-R-89-100 * (180 pp) * October 1989

P2 Technical Assistance/State and Local Government

Waste Minimization

Review of Industrial Waste Exchanges [Image file]
EPA-530-K-94-003 * (61 pp) * September 1994

Waste Minimization for the Metal Finishing Industry (English)
[Image file]
EPA-742-B-93-005 * (78 pp) * May 1993

La Minimizacion de Residuos en la Industria del Acabado de Metales (Spanish) [Image file]
EPA-742-B-93-004 * (78 pp) * May 1993

A Practical Guide to Pollution Prevention Planning for the Iron and Steel Industries [Image file]
EPA-742-B-92-100 * (100 pp) * October 1992

Waste Minimization in Metal Parts Cleaning [Image file]
EPA-530-SW-89-049 * (50 pp) * August 1989

Guidelines for Waste Reduction and Recycling: Metal Finishing, Electroplating, Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing - (Oregon)
[Image file]
EPA-742-B-89-100 * (53 pp) * July 1989

State & Local Governments

Final EPA Supplemental Environment Projects Policy [Image file]
EPA-300-F-98-006 * (18 pp) * May 1998 *

State Experience Integrating Pollution Prevention into Permits
[Image file]
EPA-456-R-98-018 * (44 pp) * 1998

Pollution Prevention Incentives for States (PPIS) Assessment Study: Executive Summary [Text version]
EPA-742-S-96-001 * (16 pp) * June 1996

Preventing Pollution in our Cities and Counties: A Compendium of Case Studies
[large file: PDF 9.69MB)
EPA-742-R-95-011 * (80 pp) * Fall 1995

Meeting the Challenge: A Summary of Federal Agency Pollution Prevention Strategies
[Image file]
EPA-300-R-95-014 * (161 pp) * September 1995

Encouraging the Use of Pollution Prevention in Enforcement Settlements: A Handbook for EPA Regions [Image file]
EPA-300-R-95-005 * (40 pp) * May 1995

Recent Experience in Encouraging the Use of Pollution Prevention in Enforcement Settlements: Final Report [Image file]
EPA-300-R-95-006 * (100 pp) * May 1995

Pollution Prevention and Public Health: A Unified Approach to Disease Prevention and Environmental Protection (fact sheet) (PDF 784.9KB)
EPA-742-F-95-013 * (2 pp) * April 1995

Encouraging State Innovation: Preventing Pollution Through Media Grant Flexibility [Image file]
EPA-100-R-94-003 * (30 pp) * Spring 1994

State Pollution Prevention Initiatives Utilizing Media Grant Flexibility
[Image file]
EPA-100-R-94-001 * (41 pp) * March 1994

Incentives and Disincentives for Adoption of P2 Measures Under EPA's Water Program
[large file: PDF 4.37MB)
EPA-742-R-94-006 * (94 pp) * February 1994

Ongoing Efforts by State Regulatory Agencies to Integrate Pollution Prevention into Their Activities [Image file]
EPA-742-B-93-002 * (59 pp) * September 1993

Building State and Local Pollution Prevention Programs: (1) Status and Trends (2) Findings and Recommendations [Image file]
EPA-130-R-93-001 * (81 pp) * December 1992

Municipal Water Pollution Prevention Bibliography [Image file]
EPA-832-B-92-001 * (20 pp) * April 1992

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

Update #7: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program (PDF96.7KB)
EPA-742-N-00-002 * September 2000
Highlights: New FAR Green Purchasing Language, EPP Pioneer--Bob Cox, Buy Clean Initiative, Web-based Tools, USPS Green Message, Integrated Pest Management, Pentagon Renovations, BEES 2.0, NPS Green Uniforms, JWOD MOA

Update #6: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program (PDF 1.04MB)
EPA-742-N-00-001 * (12 pp) * April 2000
Highlights: JWOD, Interview with Federal Environmental Executive, Green Cleaning Products, Local Government, ASTM Sustainability Questionnaire, EPP Pioneer--Kent Bullard, Hospitals for a Healthy Environment, EPA's Photocopier standards

Update #5: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program (PDF 340 KB)
EPA-742-N-99-002 * (11 pp) * September 1999
Highlights: Fort Bragg's Printing, EPP Final Guidance, Environmental Purchasing Tool for Local Governments, Green Conferencing, EPP in the Classroom, Green Alternatives for Government Purchasing, DOI Purchasing, EPP Standards development, Web-based Tools

Update #4: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program (PDF 576KB)
EPA-742-N-99-001 * (12 pp) * March 1999
Highlights: Are Biobased Products Environmentally Preferable?, Environmental Information to be Added to Supply Database, Pentagon Staff Gives Thumbs up to EPP Training, Final Guidance to Result from New Executive Order

Update #3: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program (PDF 3.43 MB)
EPA-742-F-98-019 * (12 pp) * September 1998
Highlights: New Pilot Approach for EPP, Parking Lot Pilot Update, "Green" Conference Planning, EPA Initiates Copier Paper Pilot Project, EPP Events, EPP Resources

Green Spending: A Case Study of Massachusetts' Environmental Purchasing Program (PDF 1.84MB)
EPA-742-R-98-002 * (16 pp) * August 1998

Pilot Project Approach on Use of Non-Governmental Entities to Implement Section 503 of Executive Order 12873 on Federal Acquistion, Recycling and Waste Prevention
EPA-742-B-98-003 * (10 pp) * April 1998

Update #2: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program (PDF 773KB)
EPA-742-F-97-002 * (12 pp) * November 1997
Highlights: BEES Software, DOD's "Green" Parking Lots, Recent EPP Publications, Coming Publications, NACO's EPP Project, Cleaning Products Pilot Update, EPP Pioneers

Update #1: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program
[Text version]
EPA-742-F-96-002 * (6 pp) * February 1997
Highlights: Guidance Status, Pilot Project Status, Other Activities in the EPP Program, Outreach

A Study of State and Local Government Procurement Practices that Consider Environmental Performance of Goods and Services
[Image file]
EPA-742-R-96-007 * (64 pp) * September 1996

Summary of Comments at the Public Meeting on Proposed Guidance on Acquisition of Environmentally Preferable Products and Services: Final Report
EPA-742-R-96-005 * (28 pp) * February 1996 *

Executive Order #12873: Federal Acquisition, Recycling and Waste Prevention
EPA-742-Z-93-001 * (9 pp) * October 1993

Environmental Labeling

Status Report on the Use of Environmental Labels Worldwide
[Image file]
EPA-742-R-93-001 * (215 pp) * September 1993

Evaluation of Environmental Marketing Terms in the United States
[Image file]
EPA-741-R-92-003 * (196 pp) * February 1993

PBT Program

1999 PBTI Accomplishments Report: EPA'S Agency-Wide Multimedia Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Pollutants Initiative
EPA-742-R-00-003 * (12 pp) * July 2000

Design for the Environment

Green Chemistry Awards

The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program: Summary of 2000 Award Entries and Recipients (PDF 287KB)
EPA-744-R-01-002 * (59 pp) * August 2001

The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program: Summary of 1999 Award Entries and Recipients (PDF 333KB)
EPA-744-R-00-001 * (83 pp) * March 2000

The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program: Resumen de Propuestas y Premios Otorgados en 1999 (PDF 360KB)
(Spanish version of "Summary of 1999 Award Entries and Recipients)
EPA-744-R-00-001S * (98 pp) * March 2000

Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program: Summary of 1998 Award Entries and Recipients (PDF 488KB)
EPA-744-R-98-001 * (77 pp) * November 1998

The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program: Summary of 1997 Awards Entries and Recipients (PDF 240KB)
EPA-744-S-97-001 * (45 pp) * April 1998

The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program: Summary of 1996 Awards Entries and Recipients (PDF 188KB)
EPA-744-K-96-001 * (50 pp) * July 1996

Design for the Environment (DfE) Program

For access to older DfE documents please visit the National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP).

Note: Customers who experience any problems accessing any of the PDF files on this page may contact PPIC about options for alternate forms of access.

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