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Region 2

Serving New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Eight Tribal Nations.

Pollution Prevention and You

Tonawanda E3 Sustainability Initiative

Learn more about this coordinated federal, state and local voluntary technical assistance initiative that helps communities work in conjunction with their manufacturing base to adapt and thrive in a new business era focused on sustainability while using green technology.

Pollution Prevention Summary

EPA Region 2's Pollution Prevention and Climate Change Section (P2C2) promotes natural resource conservation and pollutant elimination/reduction through more efficient use of materials, energy, water and land. P2 efforts are integrated into a wide range of EPA Region 2 activities including partnership programs, compliance assistance, and enforcement activities. The Region also manages the P2 Grants program for Region 2 states and tribes.

These pages provide pollution prevention and climate change related announcements and activities that are occuring in Region 2 and information about the programs and initiatives that are being worked on by the staff of the Pollution Prevention and Climate Change Section.

P2 Highlights

P2 Programs and Initiatives

Definition of Pollution Prevention and Source Reduction

Please see the definition of Pollution Prevention and Source Reduction (as defined by the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990) here.


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