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PPRC 20 th Anniversary in 2011 Serve EPA Region 10 (WA, OR, ID and AK) Provide pollution prevention information resources and research Support technical.

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1 PPRC 20 th Anniversary in 2011 Serve EPA Region 10 (WA, OR, ID and AK) Provide pollution prevention information resources and research Support technical service providers in State and Local government and industry Wide variety of P2 projects and tools Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)

2 PPRC is one of 10 Centers in each EPA Region

3 PPRC P2 Centers have the skills and services to fulfill requirements of SB 737 PPRC is partnering with CWS to provide Source identification P2 Planning Outreach and technical support Pollution Prevention Tools

4 P2 Toolset Topic Hubs Rapid Response Pharm Take Back Toxics Footprinting Lean and Green Webinars Case Studies Eco Certification Program By-Product Synergy Measurement System P2 Wiki Roundtables Technical Assistance

5 Topic Hubs (Sector Focused P2 WebPages) Topic Hubs™ Developed By PPRC Aerospace Biotechnology Labs Climate Change Economic Incentives Environmental Measurement Environmental Mentoring Fiberglass Fabrication Lean and Environment Metal Finishing P2 for Area Source Categories P2 for Hospital Sterilizers Paint & Coating Manufacturing Product Stewardship Semiconductor Manufacturing Ship Building & Repair Economic Incentives Environmental Measurement Environmental Mentoring Fiberglass Fabrication Lean and Environment Metal Finishing P2 for Area Source Categories P2 for Hospital Sterilizers Paint & Coating Manufacturing Product Stewardship Semiconductor Manufacturing Ship Building & Repair Topic Hubs™ Developed By Other P2Rx™ Centers Agricultural Teaching Labs Auto Body Auto Repair Auto Salvage-Great Lakes Region Clean Snowmobiles Community Growth Construction Science Education Dioxin Dry Cleaning Electric Utilities Electronic Waste EMS EMS in Government Energy Efficient Schools and Students Environmental Management Accounting Food Service Green Procurement Hospitality Household Hazardous Materials Industrial Composting Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Schools Landscaping Lead Lead Sinkers Marinas & Small Boat Harbors Meat Processing Mercury Mercury-Automotive Mercury-Dental Mercury-Health Care Mercury-Schools Mercury-Thermometers Mercury-Thermostats Metal Fabrication & Machining Oil and Gas P2 and Environmental SecurityPollution Prevention (P2) Pollution Prevention (P2) for Consumers Pollution Prevention (P2) Internships Pollution Prevention for Arts Education Pork Production Printing-Flexography Printing-Lithography Public Lands Publicly Owned Treatment Works Regulatory Integration Residential Construction Ski Areas Sustainable School Design Technology Diffusion Textiles Wood Furniture Manufacturing Youth Education

6 Rapid Response Free Service! Rapid individual assistance Research on less toxic substitution questions from government, non-profit, and business Environmentally preferable alternatives or processes May consult engineers or tech staff Research results are shared, tweeted, FaceBooked

7 Lean and Green EPA’s Lean and Environment Toolkit (2006) and Lean and Energy Toolkit (2007) – Shows lean practitioners how to integrate environmental & energy& chemical considerations into lean

8 Webinar Series ABCs of Developing a Green Business Program Greening Your Chemical Inventories: innovations in identifying safer/greener product choices Safer Alternatives for Parts Cleaning in Auto Repair Safer Alternatives in Cleanup Solvents for Lithographic Printing Safer Alternatives in Dry Cleaning Chemical Policy 101 and California's Green Chemistry Initiative Eight webinars attended by nearly 500 participants

9 Pharm Take-Back Two-year Medicine Return Pilot Project in WA Multi-agency/stakeholder effort Resulted in proper disposal of over 15,000 pounds of unused household pharmaceuticals Status quo for many is flushing

10 P2 Results Task Force By-Product Synergy Materials Exchange Beneficial Use Resourceful Use Industrial Symbiosis Industrial Ecology (a rose by any other name…) Image courtesy of

11 Region 10 P2 Measurement Highlights Reduced Operating Costs $524,275, Non Hazardous Materials 665,711 Pounds/Year Hazardous Materials 18,772,120 Pounds/Year Hazardous Wastes 203,371,896 Pounds/Year Air Emissions (includes mobile sources) 60,488,990 Pounds/Year Solid Waste 439,022,593 Pounds/Year Water Use 3,176,226,670 Gallons / Year Energy Electricity 833,887,220 Kilowatt hours / Year Natural Gas 27,705,742 Therms / Year Vehicle Miles 14,825,160 Miles / Year Diesel 37,000 Gallons / Year Jet Fuel 15,000,000 Gallons / Year Coal 7,100 Tons / Year Purpose P2 Results Data System

12 Purpose Clean Production Action’s Green Screen-”the first open source tool to identify substances that are inherently less hazardous for humans and the environment“ Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep- Other Resources

13 Ecological Business Certification

14 Contact : Debra Taevs PPRC 8040 SE 51 st Ave. Portland, OR Tel: Cell:


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