Get Ready for Pollution Prevention Week 2015

September 21 – 27, 2015, is Pollution Prevention (P2) Week. The United States Environmental Protection Program has many resources for businesses and researchers on pollution prevention practices and funding opportunities. Consider having a P2 week fair or celebration at your business or organization. The Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable has a blog post “Celebrating P2 Week and the 25th Anniversary of the Pollution Prevention Act” that discusses potential activities, benefits, and tips for planning P2 events.


Waste Management Hierarchy: (1) Source Reduction: Prevent pollution by not creating it in the first place; (2) Reuse and Recycle: Collect weate materials and reuse or remanufacture; (3) Treatment: reduce toxicity and release of pllutants; (4) Disposal: Control pollution by storing or burying waste.