The Pollution Prevention (P2) 101 LibGuide is designed to help P2 technical assistance providers find information quickly and efficiently. It’s targeted particularly at those new to the P2 field.
Start your journey with the Essential Information section, which has links to materials for training staff new to the P2 field. It includes links to foundational documents, networking sources, videos, and webinar series. Many of the materials included in this section were recommended by experienced P2 practitioners.
Continue on to the Technology Diffusion and P2 section, which discusses technology diffusion and how it relates to P2 technical assistance. It also includes links to essential reading and case studies of how technical assistance programs have used these principles to effectively provide sustainability assistance to companies.
The sector and subject pages are another useful feature. Some of the sectors covered include:
- Auto salvage
- Food and beverage manufacturing
- Painting and coating
- P2/Environmental cost accounting
- Energy and water efficiency
It also includes links to case studies; software tools and databases; compliance assistance; news and current awareness; statistics and data sets; and patents, methods, and standards, as well as advice on effectively locating P2 information.
The guide was developed and is maintained by Laura Barnes, ISTC’s Sustainability Information Curator.