Frequent Questions

What is Pollution Prevention (P2)?

Pollution Prevention, often called P2, means source reduction, or preventing pollution at its source, before it is generated. It includes any practice that reduces the quantity and/or toxicity of pollutants entering a waste stream prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal. Examples include equipment or technology modifications, reformulation or redesign of products, substitution of less toxic raw materials, improvements in work practices, maintenance, worker training, and better inventory control.

For more information, see http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/wastemin/index.htm.

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