Pollution Prevention Week

Pollution Prevention Week

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 the source whenever feasible.”

Pollution Prevention (P2) Week highlights the efforts of EPA, its partners, and the public in making pollution prevention a cornerstone of sustainability. Let’s all do our part to prevent pollution and build a healthier and more sustainable future for our children and the planet. 

Take Steps to Prevent Pollution Today!

At School: Take steps to prevent pollution

Everyday P2 Choices

We can prevent pollution every day at home through the choices and decisions we make.   Here are some actions you can take during P2 week and throughout the year to conserve natural resources:

For more information on P2 activities, check out our Pollution Prevention page

For P2 events see the Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse calendar.