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Resource Efficiency

PPRC offers programs that save both natural resources and business resources. We help organizations improve environmental performance and operation efficiency by saving energy, eliminating waste, rethinking process and product design, and aiding green purchasing decisions. PPRC also serves as a networking hub for the Northwest’s E3 program.

Toxics & Waste

PPRC believes strongly in source control, or preventing pollution as close to the source as possible. Unlike end-of-pipe solutions, source control promotes both environmental and economic vitality. PPRC has been at the forefront of developing partnerships in diverse fields that prevent or reduce toxics and waste. Our work includes programs in green chemistry, wastewater pollutants, and stormwater.

Technical Assistance

PPRC offers broad-spectrum technical assistance to small and mid-sized businesses. Our staff of experts in chemical engineering, waste, and green systems can provide holistic assessments of your organization’s environmental footprint. We specialize in looking for ways to improve both economic and environmental performance.

Topic Hubs

Pollution Prevention issues can vary sector by sector. PPRC collaborates with other P2 centers nationwide to develop sector-based resource guides. So far, we have compiled guides on over 80 industries – from auto body shops to ski resorts. Check out the full list to see if your industry is covered. You can save significant time and resources by seeing what problems and solutions already exist to sustainability issues in your industry.

Rapid Response

PPRC provides free and well-researched answers to specific questions about pollution prevention. We provide thorough and unbiased answers to help you make decisions. We offer a staff of seasoned problem solvers with diverse expertise in manufacturing processes, chemical engineering, energy efficiency, and many other fields.

P2 Tools & Calculators

PPRC offers a series of tools to help businesses in their quest to gauge, understand, and reduce pollution while also saving money.

Greening Sports

Sports venues in America have tremendous potential to reduce their environmental impact by greening operations and engaging fans in green initiatives. PPRC’s “Greening Sports” project is designed to complement efforts by the Green Sports Alliance (GSA), the U.S. EPA, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and others to help teams, venues, and leagues improve their environmental and economic performance. PPRC provides technical assistance and resources to assist these efforts.

Educational Resources

In serving as a resource for pollution prevention material, PPRC convenes regional conferences, events, and webinars on a variety of pollution prevention topics.
The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) is a nonprofit organization that is the Northwest’s leading source of high quality, unbiased pollution prevention (P2) information. PPRC works collaboratively with business, government, non-government organizations, and other sectors to promote environmental protection through pollution prevention. PPRC believes that environmental and economic vitality go hand in hand, and that both are necessary to protect the high quality of life enjoyed in our region.
pollution prevention resource exchange logoPPRC is a proud member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers.
  • Upcoming Events

    September 15 - 17 - Workshop: Pacific NW Pretreatment Workshop
    The annual workshop for the Pacific NW Source Control Training Association (PNSCTA). The conference brings pretreatment staff together from all across the region for three days of technical training, updates from EPA and the States, case studies, program development and implementation sessions, and intense networking. More information HERE

    September 18 & 25 (10:00 - 11:00am PDT) - Two Webinars On Managing Fats, Oil, and Grease
    If you're a sewer or wastewater manager, a pumper, or a restaurant manager, you'll want to join us for this series of webinars. Sept. 18 will detail the basics of grease interceptors and traps. Registration and more info HERE.
    Sept 25 will detail some tips inspectors can use when talking to food establishments. What are the restaurant's best options? Risks? More info and registration HERE

    October 27, 28, & 29 - PPRC's Regional Roundtable
    Get all the details HERE

  • PPRC BLOG

    • PSU Students, Here’s a Great Job capture_EcoBiz new website 2014

      You have a few days to apply for a great job.

      PSU’s Community Environmental Services is HIRING (ie. paying) students to assist the expansion of ECOBIZ, a program that administers green certification to auto shops and landscape businesses.

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    • A Sampling of Brewery Innovations redhook tour with kurt_focus Kurt

      Check out Executive Director Paula Del Giudice’s article at GreenBiz.com on brewing beer better. Del Giudice gives examples of innovations used by breweries – large and small – to save water, energy, and waste.

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    • Save Food, Save Money, Prevent Pollution EPA food and restuarant guide

      New EPA guide provides a number of useful tips and resources for reducing food waste. The guide shows how reducing waste saves more than food. It also saves money and prevents pollution.

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    • Trash Sort Illuminates UW Lab Waste IMG_20140423_104723_717

      A University of Washington trash sort aimed to shine a light on the disposal practices of the university’s laboratories and uncover opportunities to divert materials from landfills.

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    • Why Take the Safer Chemistry Challenge? SCC_logo-H JPG

      If your business is interested in using less toxic chemicals in its processes or products, you may want to get involved in the WA Department of Ecology’s Safer Chemistry Challenge. The challenge encourages and helps Northwest businesses to use safer chemical ingredients.

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