Pollution Prevention Week


EPA Administrator McCarthy reveals the new Safer Choice label.

Pollution Prevention Week

As we mark this year’s annual Pollution Prevention (P2) Week -- September 19 to 25 -- we are highlighting the many efforts of EPA, its state partners, industry and citizens to prevent pollution before it begins. Eliminating the sources of pollution prevents damage from being done in the first place and it eliminates the need for costly controls and cleanup.

This week we urge you to continue to spread the word: think of ways to prevent pollution in your world, innovate, do it the green way from the beginning! That’s the key to saving our planet’s resources and moving toward sustainability. Please join in, renew your efforts and pat yourself on the back for progress you’ve made. Congratulations on every step! Learn more about EPA's P2 program.

Our EPA blog asks: What's an ounce of prevention worth?

Another EPA blog on how "Preventing pollution begins at home."

Find out what P2 looks like in US EPA Region 8.

P2 Events

Indiana Pollution Prevention Conference & Trade Show on September 27-28. Exit

P2 Resources for Businesses

25 years Preventing Pollution: a Retrospective reportExit

News and events in Maryland’s Green Registry.Exit

Tips for companies to raise awareness during P2 week Exit

Ask a question about how P2 applies to your problem. Exit

P2 Resources you can use. Exit

What You Can Do

You can prevent pollution every day and conserve natural resources: