Information for Businesses and Industry
Pollution prevention is reducing or eliminating waste at the source by modifying production, the use of less-toxic substances, better conservation techniques, and re-use of materials. For more details you can read P2 Definitions. The Why Should You Care About Preventing Waste? brochure outlines P2 practices that can help small businesses cut waste and save resources.
Design for the Environment (DfE) - the DfE program works with individual industry sectors to compare and improve the performance and human health and environmental risks and costs of existing and alternative products, processes, and practices. Partnerships marked "historical" are no longer active, but still have information that can be useful for their sectors.
- Automotive Refinishing Partnership
- Computer Display Partnership - historical
- Flame Retardants in Printed Circuit Boards Partnership
- Flexography Partnership - historical
- Formulator Program
- Furniture Flame Retardancy Partnership
- Garment & Textile Care Partnership - historical
- Integrated Environmental Management Systems Partnership - historical
- Lead-Free Solder Partnership
- Lithographic Printing Partnership - historical
- Nail Salons Project- historical
- Printed Wiring Board Partnership - historical
- Screen Printing Partnership - historical
Green Buildings - Green or sustainable building is the practice of creating healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and demolition.
Green Chemistry - A program to promote innovative chemical technologies that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture, and use of chemical products.
Green Engineering - Green Engineering is the design, commercialization and use of processes & products that are feasible & economical while reducing the generation of pollution at the source, and minimizing the risk to human health & the environment.
Green Meetings - Green meetings help meet your meetings planning needs while minimizing negative impacts on the environment.
Green Suppliers Network - Green Suppliers Network works with large manufacturers to engage their small and medium-sized suppliers in low-cost technical reviews that focus on process improvement and waste minimization.
Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) - The primary goal of the H2E effort is to educate health care professionals about pollution prevention opportunities in hospitals and health care systems.
New Chemicals Program- The New Chemicals Program was established to help manage the potential risk from chemicals new to the marketplace.
Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) - SP works as a forum for sharing environmental best practices throughout the automotive industry supply chain, especially for the benefit of the smaller, lower-tier companies in the industry.
Sustainable Futures - an approach that encourages pollution prevention in new chemical development through the sharing and transfer of OPPT's chemical risk screening methodologies, and the prescreening of chemicals by industry early in the research and development phase.