National Pollution Prevention WeekSeptember 19, 2012
The best way to protect the Earth and its people is to stop creating pollution in the first place – that realization became America’s official policy in 1990 with the Federal Pollution Prevention Act’s, declaration that, “Pollution should be prevented or reduced at its source, whenever possible.” Pollution Prevention (P2) Week highlights the efforts of EPA, its partners, and the public in making pollution prevention a cornerstone of sustainability.
This year, the theme for the week is “Safe Chemicals for a Safer World” and highlights the importance of green chemistry and safer chemical work throughout the industry. Some of the work PPRC is currently involved with includes:
- Our Safer Chemicals Partnership with Washington Department of Ecology
- Our 2012 Regional Roundtable, which includes a day of Green Chemistry Training and a separate Green Chemistry Roundtable
Also, make sure to view the current list of PPRC projects for the most up-to-date information about all the work we do.