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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.