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"An Ounce of Prevention" P2 Video
Abstract: American industry operated for nearly 200 years with no regard to environmental impact. It became clear by the late 1960s that the accepted lack of waste management had to change. In an effort to reverse the trend of pollution, the government formed the U.S. EPA to administer new pollution control laws. The high cost of "end of pipe" solutions has prompted industry to find better, more efficient ways of producing their products to lower the amount of waste generated. Pollution Prevention can be achieved in a variety of ways. Video produced by Ohio EPA, made available online in clips by the Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC)
Source: Ohio EPA, Division of Hazardous Waste Management
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Pollution Prevention and Sustainability Program
Abstract: The MPCA incorporates pollution prevention (P2) and other strategies for enhanced environmental outcomes, including sustainability (S), into the agency's permitting, inspections, enforcement, rules development, remediation, assistance and other functions.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
National Environmental Performance Track
Abstract: Designed to motivate and reward facilities that go beyond compliance with regulatory requirements to attain levels of environmental performance that benefit people, communities, and the environment.
Source: U.S. EPA
Northeast Waste Management Officials? Association (NEWMOA)
Abstract: NEWMOA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan interstate association that has a membership composed of the hazardous waste, solid waste, waste site cleanup and P2 program directors for the environmental agencies in CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, & VT.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials? Association (NEWMOA)
Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization Planning Guidance Manual
Abstract: This guidance manual is a general overview of how Ohio businesses and government facilities can develop and implement a pollution prevention program.
Source: Ohio EPA
Pollution Prevention Supplemental Environmental Projects Questionnaire for Facilities (1998) [PDF]
Abstract: A questionnaire for defendants to help Ohio EPA evaluate the acceptability of potential P2 SEPs
involving specific source reduction and/or recycling projects.
Source: Ohio EPA, Office of Pollution Prevention