April 9 Webinar – TRI’s Pollution Prevention Search Tool: New Metrics for Assessing Progress in Sustainability

EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program collects a wealth of standardized multimedia environmental information from over 20,000 industrial facilities each year. The TRI’s unique combination of quantitative and qualitative information makes it a valuable resource for tracking environmental progress and identifying sustainable practices that have led to measurable improvements.

Over the past two years, EPA has taken steps to enhance the information reported to TRI under the Pollution Prevention (P2) Act and to make these data more accessible, meaningful, and intelligible. To this end, the new version of TRI’s P2 Search Tool (available at www.epa.gov/tri/p2) allows data users to graphically compare facilities and companies within the same industry using a variety of environmental metrics. Available metrics include toxic chemical waste generation, share of waste released to the environment, 5-year trend in waste per unit of output, greenhouse gas emissions, and P2 practices implemented.

Join this webinar to see for yourself how the new version of this tool can help you identify candidates for recognition, technical assistance, or community focus. The webinar will also show you how to find P2 details for individual facilities and how to find opportunities for technology transfer using the P2 information reported to TRI.

Presenter: Daniel Teitelbaum, US EPA

Daniel Teitelbaum is the Pollution Prevention Staff Lead for the Toxics Release Inventory Program in EPA’s Office of Environmental Information. In this role he promotes the collection, dissemination, and use of information about environmental performance and effective P2 practices. Daniel joined the EPA as a Presidential Management Fellow in 2009 and has also worked in the Sustainability Program for EPA Region 2. He holds an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University and a B.A. in Economics from Brown University.

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