This year’s National Pollution Prevention (P2) Week begins on September 16, 2019.
Pollution Prevention Week is recognized and celebrated as a time when businesses, environmental groups and citizens can join forces for a common cause.
By sharing information about pollution prevention (P2), businesses can become more competitive, businesses and government can realize cost savings, and environmental quality can be enhanced.
The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) is a national forum that promotes P2 Week and supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of efforts to avoid, eliminate, or reduce waste generated to air, land and water.
The sustainable and efficient use of energy, materials and resources is vital to the protection and enhancement of human health and the environment and the conservation of natural resources.
Download the 2019 P2 Week Infographic. [PDF]
The Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC) along with the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx™), formerly a national network of regional information centers, is no longer an active pollution prevention (P2) resource as a result of the U.S. EPA eliminating the funding in 2018 for the Pollution Prevention Information Network (PPIN).
The Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) began to receive this funding back in 2011 to assume administration of the operational objectives of the ESRC from the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The objectives of the ESRC were to provide technical environmental sustainability information and training to industrial service providers in EPA Regions 3 & 4.
A key resource that emerged from the PPIN funding and evolved over the years had been the ESRC website which made available a collection of sustainability and pollution prevention related resources. The esrconline.org website has been decommissioned. Some of that content that includes informative recorded webinars, resources and P2 related information has been archived on the KPPC website.
Check out the Environmental Sustainability Resource Center Archive as an additional P2 resource.