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About PPRC

Who We Are

The 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 manufacturing and commercial 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.

PPRC’s central contributions are:

  • Making high quality information available to decision-makers to help them integrate pollution prevention into their operations
  • Identifying P2 obstacles and opportunities through collaborative networking with business, government, and other constituencies
  • Catalyzing projects by bringing people and resources together to implement pollution prevention
  • Promoting pollution prevention as an essential element of sustainable development strategies

PPRC has established itself in the Northwest and nationally as an essential resource for pollution prevention. As a neutral force, PPRC educates its audiences, facilitates communication, and initiates progressive change.

How We Work:

PPRC is recognized for our professional and technical expertise in solving problems that lead to a healthier and more sustainable environment, while helping businesses improve their economic performance.

Core to our values is the understanding that preventing pollution or waste is a far better approach than trying to clean up problems once they’ve become an issue. Therefore, we are constantly looking for new approaches to solving problems, through opportunities such as green chemistry, safer chemical alternatives, resource efficiency, greenhouse gas reductions, environmental certification and trainings, and green assessments with Lean and system approaches.

We do our work in the Pacific Northwest with as many others that share our values as possible. We truly believe in the synergy that partnerships engender. In all likelihood, those partnerships may involve unlikely collaborators and that’s great because we are particularly fond of developing strong private/public partnerships. Because we are not regulators, we are considered trusted brokers of information and resources for regional businesses, and this trust helps assure our success.

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