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P2 Measurement Tools Methodologies Report

August 20, 2009

The Data Measurement Tools project is part of a cooperative agreement between NPPR and US EPA.  The objective of this agreement was to identify various Data Measurement Tools methodologies that are being used by state, local and tribal governments, and academia.  The project aimed to address aspects of P2 results measurement dealing with data collection tools, data calculators, and data management systems.  The P2 Measurements Tools Methodologies Report is a first step in putting together resources related to Data Measurement Tools.
This report is a “living” document.  Other terminology and additional comments/suggestions/edits are welcome.  If you are developing new tools they may be submitted for including.  Please send our information to Kim Richards at
To view the report - P2 Measurement Tools Final Draft (PDF)

Growing the Green Economy Report

August 18, 2009

This guide will help state governments promote green chemistry practices, create green economic opportunities, and move national policy forward.  For more than fifteen years, green chemistry (GC) and design for the environment (DfE) have successfully been used to benefit the environment and the economy.  The Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) and the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) developed this guide to further entrench these approaches as the bedrock of industry practices and government policies regarding chemical and materials selection.  The guide outlines options for states to promote research, development, and use of GC and DfE to eliminate or reduce the use or generation of hazardous chemical in manufacturing, and promote the development of the green economy.To view the report: Growing the Green Economy Guide (PDF)

Asbestos-Contaminated Vermiculite Insulation Fact Sheet

June 23, 2009

In light of the U.S. EPA’s recent action to declare a public health emergency for Libby, Montana, last week, they are launching a renewed public awareness campaign to notify the public about the important information on vermiculite insulation and its potential to be contaminated with asbestos fibers.

For more information on vermiculite insulation:

Fact Sheet (pdf).

P2 Results Data System Report

March 4, 2009

This is the P2 Results Data System Report, A Road to Sustainability: Pollution Prevention Progress from 2004 to 2006. If you are interested in obtaining a hard copy of the final report please contact,  To view the report, click the link below:

Road to Sustainability 2004 - 2006

On-Line Calculators, Tools, and Resources that Measure, Track, and Evaluate Pollution Prevention Activities

November 12, 2008

The PDF document below briefly describes on-line calculators, tools, and resources that measure, track, and evaluate pollution prevention activities.  The 53 listings include websites with multiple resources, stand-alone programs, and simple spreadsheets.  These sites have not been fully reviewed for their contents however; the research goal was to seek tools and resources that would benefit pollution prevention measurement and evaluation activities.

To view the document, click here.

Pollution Prevention Produces Results

July 8, 2008

In 2005, NPPR began collecting data from pollution prevention programs throughout the United States for a comprehensive evaluation of the achievements of these programs from 2001 to 2003. In September 2006, NPPR released “Pollution Prevention Produces Results.”

“Pollution Prevention Produces Results: Waste Reductions, Resource Conservation, and Cost Savings” is a collection and evaluation of the pollution prevention (P2) efforts of 29 state, regional, and local governments in the United States from 2001 to 2003. the documented achievements for those three years include: over 6 billion pounds of air and water pollution as well as hazardous and solid waste that are no longer being released into the environment; a reduction in energy usage by 1.2 billion kiloWatt hours; and conservation of potable water of over 44 billion gallons. The resultant cost savings and economic benefit add up to more than $500 million. This is about 5 times the total budget for these P2 programs for the corresponding time period, and more than 25 times the federal investment.

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