How a competitor’s data can help your company cut pollution

Companies looking for ways to reduce pollution need look no further than the Environmental Protection Agency.

The EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program has been collecting and distributing information about pollution prevention (P2) activities implemented at industrial facilities since the early 1990s.

Recently, the TRI Program has improved the quality, accessibility and usefulness of its P2 data. For example, the data includes information on green chemistry and barriers to implementing P2. Additionally, EPA has made it easy to view P2 trends and specific activities performed by facilities by providing the TRI Pollution Prevention Search Tool.

Anyone can use this tool to analyze P2 data for facilities or parent companies. By comparing facilities across a sector or between parent companies, you can see who is leading the way in implementing meaningful P2 activities. You can also find opportunities to reduce reliance on toxic chemicals by adopting successful activities initiated at other facilities.

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