Lean Manufacturing and Environment
Lean and Environment Toolkit
Appendix D: Pollution Prevention Resources
General Sources of Information
Pollution Prevention (P2) Information from
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This comprehensive site includes information organized for different P2 audiences, programs, concepts, and product stages. It contains numerous links to databases, tools, publications, funding opportunities, and regional programs.
Pollution Prevention Resource
P2Rx is a national network of regional information centers and resources on pollution prevention including breaking news, research and publications, and regional and national networking opportunities.
Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse (PPIC)
PPIC is a free information service of EPA dedicated to reducing and eliminating industrial pollutants through technology transfer, source reduction, education and public awareness. The site contains links to EPA documents and fact sheets as well as external P2 websites, an archive of older P2 documents, conference listings, and a reference and referral service.
Pollution Prevention Regional Information
The Topic Hub™ for Pollution Prevention acts as a primer on pollution prevention, providing background information and resources on P2 principles, opportunities, and incentives. There is also a compilation of online resources listed by resource type including audio/visual, handbooks, fact sheets, and case studies among others.
The National Waste Minimization Program
This EPA program supports efforts that promote a more sustainable society, reduce the amounts of waste generated, and lower the toxicity and persistence of wastes generated. In order to attain a sustainable future, this program advocates the use of advanced production and management tools including lean manufacturing, chemical management services, greening the supply chain, and waste-to-energy technologies. In addition, this program spearheads The National Partnership for Environmental Priorities Program (NPEP), which showcases success stories regarding flexible, yet protective, ways to reduce priority chemicals as well as conserve our natural resources.
Joint Service Pollution Prevention and Sustainability Library
This site provides links to documents, fact sheets, presentations, data sheets, and other web links on pollution prevention opportunities and general pollution prevention resources. It also provides links to documents issued by specific Federal agencies, non-Federal government, and other organizations.
Pollution Prevention Assistance Division,
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
This site provides “free, non-regulatory, and confidential technical assistance in the areas of pollution prevention, resource conservation, waste reduction, by-product reuse and recycling.” There are links to resources
Canada Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse
Search over 1,200 pollution prevention references ranging from fact sheets to case studies. References are searchable by keyword and by specific industrial sector.
- Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Information Center (IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, WI, and Ontario, Canada)
- Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, and VT)
- Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (WA, ID, OR, and AK)
- Peaks to Prairies Pollution Prevention Information Center (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY)
- Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (IA, KS, MO, and NE)
- Southwest Network for Zero Waste (AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX)
- Waste Reduction Resource Center (AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, MD, MS, NC, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV)
- Western Regional Pollution Prevention Network (AZ, CA, HI, and NV)