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Green Chemistry Guide

February 9, 2015

Guide This manual provides state agencies and technical assistance providers with tools and resources to better serve their clients who are looking for information and to support greening their operations, supply chains, processes, and products.

P2 Measurement Tools

July 3, 2014

Pollution Prevention Measurement Tools


Pollution prevention and climate change? You may be sure that pollution prevention can successfully tackle climate change–but can you prove it?  Thanks to the U.S. EPA’s new pollution prevention calculators, you now can provide the numbers you need to convincingly make your case.

In our society, measurement is empowerment.  From corporate managers to baseball fans, measurement bring credibility to discussions, informs us of where we are allows us to set goals for where we want to be.  It allows us to evaluate the status quo, benchmark, and make changes.  Whether you are in business, government agencies, and public institutions or at home–numbers inform good decisions.  Among environmental solutions, pollution prevention solutions tend to have the strongest track record for delivering environmental benefits while preventing an economic burden on the marketplace.  These calculators can empower those marketing pollution prevention solutions and making connections between P2 and positive environmental change for problems like climate change.

Suite of P2 Performance Measures

    The Calculator Tools will assist in capturing critical P2 outcome measures:

  • Pounds of hazardous materials reduced;
  • Gallons of water saved;
  • Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (greenhouse gas emissions) that are reduced or avoided;
  • Dollars saved by businesses and institutions through P2 practices.
  • Who should use the tools?

    Anyone can use the tools! In fact, federal agencies, state and local governments, NGOs, consultants, businesses and grantees have all benefited from using the tools.

    What do the tools measure?

Announcing Pollution Prevention & Assistance Tracker (P2@)

June 25, 2013

June 20, 2013 - The Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) announces the release of “Pollution Prevention and Assistance Tracker,” or P2@, version 3.2.7. This free software tool is designed to help pollution prevention and environmental assistance programs from state, local, county, and tribal governments, non-profits, and universities track their activities and the associated outcomes. It includes sections for tracking:

• Work with individual clients (such as on-site visits, grants, awards, certifications, recognition, and research)
• Educational and outreach materials
• Workshops, conferences, and other training events
• Responses to information requests
• Sector-based, geographic-based, or others initiatives

P2@ (formerly called the Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance Metrics Database Software) enables programs to track the results associated with these activities, including changes in awareness and behavioral, environmental, and economic outcomes. Because each pollution prevention and assistance program is different, the software can be customized to best suit each program’s needs.

The recent upgrades to P2@ include:
• A new section to help programs to track initiatives that involve a variety of assistance and P2 activities and bundle results for the entire initiative
• A more user friendly interface that is easier to navigate and can be streamlined
• Easier ways for programs to customize the database tool and allow them to eliminate sections that are not relevant for their program
• Clearer indicators of required fields and smarter error handling
• A new custom report that aggregates data according to the fields in the National P2 Results Data System so programs can use P2@ to collect data for reporting to P2 Results

P2 Results Data System Report 2007 - 2009

February 5, 2013

The purpose of this Report, A Cornerstone of Environmental Sustainability: Pollution Prevention Results from 2007 to 2009, is to present national results from government agencies involved in promoting P2 approaches for the years 2007-2009. To view the Report.

Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Compendium

August 28, 2012

Produced by: National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

Funded by: Washington Department of Ecology

This online compendium of energy efficiency and pollution prevention best practices, serving as a model for businesses to pursue technical assistance opportunities for energy efficiency programs in their respective states. The programs are run by a wide range of organizations, including state governments, universities, nonprofits, and private companies. Types of assistance range from energy audits, workshops, webinars, financial assistance, and implementation assistance. The compendium begins with a list of federal and regional programs, before listing specific individual programs by state.

This is a living document that will be routinely updated. Please email with any updates or additions.

Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Compendium (Last updated 8/28/12)


February 25, 2012

The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable offers a menu of services for governments, academia, and industry.  With over 25 years of experience NPPR will customize it’s services to your organizations needs.

Services NPPR provides:

  • EMS Training
  • Basic P2 101 Training
  • Sector Specific P2 Training
  • Meeting Planning and Facilitation

Catalog of Past and Current Projects

February 24, 2012

This catalog provides a summary of past and current NPPR projects.

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange Network (P2Rx)

February 21, 2012

The Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx™) is a national partnership of regional pollution prevention information centers. P2Rx host a pollution prevention programs directory, which is an on-line tool for locating pollution prevention business assistance and services. Information in this directory is maintained by the P2Rx regional centers.

The Centers build networks, deliver P2 information, and measure P2 program results. The strength of the Network lies in the expertise and diversity among the regional centers and the variety of audiences served including government and state environmental agencies, technical assistance providers, businesses, educators, nonprofit organizations, and the general public.  There are eight Regional Centers located throughout the United States.

Region 1 & 2

Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA)

The Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan interstate association that has a membership composed of the hazardous waste, solid waste, waste site cleanup, and pollution prevention program directors for the environmental agencies throughout EPA Regions 1 and 2, which includes CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT.

NEWMOA’s mission is to develop and sustain an effective partnership of states that helps achieve a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment by exploring, developing, promoting, and implementing environmentally sound solutions for waste management and pollution prevention.

Region 3 & 4

Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC)

The ESRC serves the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regions III and IV with comprehensive online resources, news and information about pollution prevention. The center utilizes regional and national expertise to provide P2 information that is critical to state environmental agencies, businesses, educators, technical assistance providers and the general public.

ESRC believes that helping organizations move toward environmental sustainability will reduce costs, minimize our ecological impact and help conserve, protect and maintain our environment.

Region 5

Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR)

The Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting information exchange and providing networking opportunities in EPA Region 5 which includes IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, WI, and Ontario, Canada. GLRPPR offers services such as: providing pollution prevention information and training, improving collaboration between local, state, and regional agencies, providing a focal point for policy dialogue and discussion of regional pollution prevention and compliance issues and more.

Region 6

Zero Waste Network (ZWN)

ZWN is an organization, located in EPA region 6, which includes AR, LA, NM, OK and TX, dedicated to protecting the environment by helping companies become more efficient. ZWN supplies tools to reduce production costs by lowering environmental impact. As a regional center ZWN works to help innovative state/local pollution prevention programs share their strategies and successes. ZWN’s expertise in offering technical assistance to businesses and its RENEW material exchange program.

Region 7

Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2Ric)

Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC) strives to improve resource sharing among the programs, businesses, and agencies of EPA Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska) that provide waste reduction services and expertise to business and industry.

Region 8

Peaks to Prairies (Peaks)

Peaks to Prairies is located in EPA region 8 which includes CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY. Peaks is dedicated to helping citizens, small businesses, and local governments prevent pollution. Peaks focuses on properly exchanging and teaching information on pollution prevention, helping collaboration between organizations, and gathering data to help with future work. Peaks’ tribal pollution prevention programs and its expertise in sustainable construction make the organization unique within P2Rx.

Region 9

Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN)

Established in 1997 and run as service provided by The Business Environmental Program (BEP), a partner in the Business Services Group in the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno, The Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) is a cooperative alliance of pollution prevention (P2) programs throughout EPA Region 9 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Trust Territories, and Tribal Lands). The network serves as a technical resource for regional P2 issues through researching, consolidating, and disseminating P2 information. WSPPN is part of a national network of EPA funded regional information centers called the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx) that increase P2 effectiveness by providing P2 programs with timely, accurate and useful information and resources.

Region 10

Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)

PPRC, located in EPA Region 10, which includes WA, ID, OR and AK, is a nonprofit organization that is the Northwest’s leading source of high quality, unbiased pollution prevention (P2) information. PPRC works collaboratively with business, government, non-government organizations, and other sectors to promote environmental protection through pollution prevention.

PPRC’s central contributions are:

  • Making high quality information available to decision-makers in business and other sectors to help them integrate pollution prevention into their operations
  • Identifying P2 obstacles and opportunities through collaborative networking with business, government and other constituencies
  • Catalyzing projects that address project needs, and bringing people and resources together to implement pollution prevention
  • Promoting pollution prevention as an essential element of sustainable development strategies

PPRC has established itself in the Northwest and nationally as an essential resource for pollution prevention. As a neutral force, PPRC educates its audiences, facilitates communication, and initiates progressive change.

Sustainable Business Clearinghouse

July 8, 2010

The Department of Commerce’s Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative (SMI) created a one-stop web portal, Sustainable Business Clearinghouse, of information available from federal and state programs on environmental sustainability.  The portal is available at   The clearinghouse is menu driven by choosing among the list of states (or all), sustainability issues (e.g., pollution prevention), industry sectors, and types of information.

Morocco Brochure

February 4, 2010

NPPR in cooperation with the U.S. EPA and Centre Marocain de Production Propre (Moroccan Cleaner Production Center) created a brochure for the Moroccan Textile Industry.  The brochure provides an outline of pollution prevention (P2), P2 opportunities, and economic incentives of P2.  Information in this brochure can be expanded beyond the Moroccan Textile Industry.  The Moroccan Textile Brochure can be viewed by clicking here.  For a printable version contact NPPR at

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