May 15, 2012
May 15, 2012
May 1, 2012
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April 30, 2012
April 15, 2012
April 13, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
2012 MVP2 Awards Open for Nominations
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable is accepting nominees for the 2012 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention (MVP2) Awards. The MVP2 awards are presented annually during National Pollution Prevention Week. National Pollution Prevention week is the third week of September, September 17th – 23rd, 2012.
Awards are presented in four categories, Project/Program, Best Multimedia, P2 Champion, and P2 Volunteer of the Year. The MVP2 Project/Program, P2 Champion, and Best P2 Multimedia are open to all levels of government, industry, small business, non-profit, and academia. The awards are designed to recognize outstanding and innovative P2 projects/programs. As in years past, awards are judged on the following five broad criteria: innovation, measurable results, transferability, commitment, and optimization of available project resources.
The deadline for applications is July 1, 2012.
Information on past recipients and this year’s application are available at www.p2.org.
March 15, 2012
P2Press March 15, 2012 (PDF)
PRESS RELEASE: The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable Announces: Safer Chemistry Challenge Program
March 12, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
THE NATIONAL POLLUTION PREVENTION ROUNDTABLE ANNOUNCES:
SAFER CHEMISTRY CHALLENGE PROGRAM
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) has launched the 2025 Safer Chemistry Challenge Program (SCCP), a voluntary initiative to motivate, challenge, and assist companies to reduce the use of chemicals of concern to human health and the environment. The SCCP also rewards companies for finding safer alternatives and builds on ongoing business efforts to make toxic chemical reduction a business reality.
Forward thinking companies are focused on achieving high levels of environmental performance through sustainable business practices, including moving toward safer chemistries in the products companies manufacture and consume. It is also a way to address the ever-changing chemicals regulatory landscape. Jeffrey Burke quote: “Participating in the SCCP challenge not only gives companies an opportunity to cut costs but also a chance to become an industry leader in managing environmental responsibilities, reducing and preventing pollution, eliminating the use of toxic compounds, and substituting safer alternatives.”
The SCCP seeks to target reduction or elimination of the most toxic compounds that can be achieved by industry through pollution prevention or source reduction approaches. Companies have the flexibility to select chemicals for reduction to meet specific business objectives to focus reduction efforts on, or use the SCCP list of priority chemicals as guidance.
Companies that participate will be asked to reduce their use of chemicals by:
- Moving toward cleaner processes, including adopting greener, more sustainable technologies
- Using green chemistry tools and designs that avoid the use and generation of toxic chemicals
- Selecting and using safe alternatives, such as benign or low toxicity materials or those that degrade into innocuous substances
Another value of the SCCP is that companies are encouraged to partner with state and local technical assistance programs to help identify effective ways to reduce waste and emissions and adopt safer substitute chemicals.
The SCCP offers industry a unique leadership opportunity for public and private sector collaboration that fosters a cleaner environment, new market opportunities, improved competitive advantage, while enhancing corporate image Additional resources and application information can be found at www.p2.org/challenge.
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SCCP Press Release (PDF)
Enviro-Stewards Inc. Recognized in First ‘Best for the World’ List of Businesses With Less Than 10 Employees Creating Most Overall Positive Social and Environmental Impact
March 7, 2012
Enviro-Stewards Inc. has been recognized as ‘Best for the World’ in a list of businesses with less than 10 employees creating the most overall positive social and environmental impact. Enviro-Stewards has been a member of NPPR since 2009.
To learn more about this prestige honor read Enviro-Stewards press release.
March 1, 2012
P2Post March/April 2012 (PDF)