Due to ecologically sensitive marine species, it is very important to minimize the release of antifouling paint residuals and spent sacrificial anode metals to Washington waterways during boat hull maintenance.
Boatyards and DIYs, the following tools are available to minimize antifouling paint chemicals and anode metals and all contain pollution…
This project aims to prevent and reduce toxics entering the Puget Sound by working with commercial and Do It Yourself (DIY) boat restorers and refinishers. The project aims to create awareness about toxics and safer alternative practices in highly impacted communities.
It is important for owners and technicians in an automotive repair shop to be informed of the chemicals contained in the products they use as well as having good working habits to reduce liability and to improve the business’s bottom line.
EcoBiz is a business certification program that recognizes businesses for adopting exceptional environmental business practices. Currently EcoBiz certifications are available for two sectors: automotive services and landscaping.
Fats, Oils, and Grease (aka FOG) can wreak havoc on wastewater infrastructure, especially in areas without resources to deal with the stuff. PPRC is providing technical assistance training workshops to rural communities throughout the Northwest to reduce the harmful impacts of FOG.
The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) is currently providing Spray Technique Analysis and Research (STAR®) and NESHAP training to painters and paint instructors. The STAR® program was developed by the Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) at the University of Northern Iowa and is dedicated to improving the overall efficiency of manual spray coating operations by enhancing the techniques of spray technicians.
PPRC is partnering with the Washington Department of Ecology to promote the adoption of safer chemicals in products and manufacturing processes. While businesses are all too aware of the costs and risks of hazardous chemical use, identifying and adopting safer chemical alternatives poses significant challenges.
The Climate Change Topic Hub is a resource for technical assistance providers, as well as others, to help business, industry, and government complete a greenhouse gas inventory and create that necessary baseline.
This project will achieve significant reduction in diesel emissions by installing aerodynamic side skirts for over 2,000 truck trailers and will enable Tacoma’s Interstate Distributor Co. to implement one of the trucking industry's largest installations of aerodynamic trailer side skirts to date.