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Pollution Prevention (P2)

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2RX)

The Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx™) was a national network of regional P2 information centers whose mission was to advance pollution prevention as a cornerstone of sustainability. The centers built networks, delivered P2 information and measured P2 program results. The P2Rx centers were funded in part through grants from EPA under the Pollution Prevention Information Network grants program.

The goals of the P2Rx Regional Information Centers were to:

  • Build and facilitate dynamic regional and national P2 topic driven networks.
  • Serve as the trusted source for P2 information.
  • Increase the awareness, accessibility and usability of P2 information.
  • Evaluate and measure the impact of various tools to achieve our goals.

Although the P2RX network is no longer active, several of these organizations remain leaders in the field of P2. 

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P2Rx Regional Information Centers

Region 1, 2: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)

CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT

NEWMOA’s projects included:

  • The National Sustainable Lodging Network, an online community of sustainable hospitality practitioners. 
  • The Green Lodging Calculator, which helps lodging facilities and sustainable hospitality programs estimate the financial and environmental benefits of sustainable practices.
  • Green Chemistry Connection, an online community of green chemistry practitioners and an information clearinghouse of resources to support their work.

Region 3, 4: Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC)

AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, MD, MS, NC, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV

ESRC provided pollution prevention technical support to the states in EPA Regions 3 and 4:

  • E3 (Economy, Energy and the Environment) collaboration among federal agencies, states and local communities.
  • Regional training and webinars.
  • Technical assistance through the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Program.

Region 5: Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR)

IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, WI, Ontario, Canada

GLRPPR projects included:

Region 6: Zero Waste Network

AR, LA, NM, OK, TX

The Zero Waste Network's projects included:

  • A P2 success story database that provides examples of how a real facility saved money, reduced waste and/or lowered their regulatory burden through an innovative P2 practice. 
  • P2 Options, a set of best management practices for a variety of industries to save money and reduce waste.
  • Resource Exchange (RENEW) - A tool designed to help facilities exchange materials that would otherwise be disposed of. 

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Region 7: Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC)

IA, KS, MO, NE

P2RIC's projects included:

Region 8: Peaks to Prairies Pollution Prevention Information Center 

CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY

Peaks to Prairies' projects included: 

  • E3 in Montana Agriculture
  • Tribal Pollution Prevention Network
  • Homes Across America
  • Resources, toolkits and webinars 

Region 9: Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN)

AZ, CA, HI, NV

WSPPN projects included:

Region 10: Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)

WA, ID, OR, AK

PPRC's projects included:

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