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Pollution Prevention (P2)

Measuring Pollution Prevention

Our grant programs helps to reduce millions of pounds of pollution, a million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents and nearly a billion gallons of water through pollution prevention (P2). Measuring grantee results is one way to determine the success of technical assistance or a training effort. By publicly sharing these results, EPA intends to increase awareness of P2 practices and increase knowledge on how to implement P2 options, conserve natural resources, decrease releases of toxics to the environment, and increase cost savings.

Our P2 and SRA grantees began publicly reporting the environmental results of grants, individually, regionally and nationally in 2006, and they report on the following measures:

  • Reductions in hazardous releases and hazardous inputs (pounds)
  • Reductions in greenhouse gas releases (metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent: MTCO2e)
  • Reduced water consumption (gallons)
  • Cost savings associated with reducing hazardous pounds, MTCO2e, and water consumption

Policies that require grantees to track environmental results

We measure P2 outcomes for a number of purposes:

Internal Audit and Review of Grant Measures and Results

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