Pollution Prevention Week

EPA encourages everyone to practice pollution prevention year round. For more helpful tips to protecting the environment, visit the resources on our P2 Page or follow the agency on Twitter – @EPA.

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. It's a great time to take stock and to renew our efforts.


Take Steps to Prevent Pollution Today!

P2 Week Events

Sustainable Manufacturing: Leading the Way to Prevention, Profit and the Future. Sept. 17, 2014. Fetzer Center, WMU Campus, Kalamazoo, MI.

More P2 and Sustainability Tools

Check out EPA's Green Sports site! Across the country, teams and fans are channeling that enthusiasm into protecting our communities by "greening" sports — saving energy, cutting waste and cleaning up pollution. 

EPA's Green Chemistry Program  spurring innovation, strengthening the economy and protecting the environment.

EPA's tools and data for communities to make strategic decisions for a prosperous and environmentally sustainable future.

For more information on other P2 activities across the agency, check out our Pollution Prevention Page.

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