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Pollution Prevention Resources

General Sites

Enviro$en$e Homepage ( This site attempts to provide a single repository for P2 and compliance assurance/enforcement information and databases. Included are P2 case studies, technologies, points of contact, environmental statutes, regulations, partnership programs, sector notebooks, the integrated solvent substitution data system, P2 technical library, P2 links, and much more.

EPA’s Pollution Prevention Home Page ( includes information on federal, state, local, and industry P2 activities; a P2 directory; a fact sheet on setting up a P2 program; conference information; a newsletter; and more.

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable ( site includes a list of roundtable conferences, publications, information on P2 listservers and archives, state P2 websites, links to regional P2 centers, P2 yellow pages, listings of P2 organizations, and a compendium of state P2 legislation.

DOE’s Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse ( This site includes a variety of pollution prevention information including federal and state regulations, materials exchanges and recycling programs, environmental design and manufacturing information, a calendar of events, and DOE pollution prevention awards, projects, and publications.

Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention ( This site provides P2 news and information from Canada including Internet resources, publications, and a newsletter.

Find your local pollution prevention assistance agency through the Pollution Prevention Yellow Pages (

P2 Experts ( is a searchable directory of environmental consultants, business professionals, academic researchers and educators, and staff from non-profit organizations providing companies with specific pollution prevention expertise.

Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program ( publishes a list of alternatives to ozone depleting substances and fact sheets for industrial sectors included within SNAP.

General Industry/Manufacturing

ISO ( Find out the latest about ISO 9000 and ISO 14000.

NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership ( is a network of services designed to provide technical and business assistance to small and medium-sized manufacturers.

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers (

Envirobiz – International Environmental Information Network ( is a good site for locating environmental equipment vendors, consultants, and technology information.

Links to vendor and supplier databases ( are available at this site if you’re searching for pollution prevention equipment, suppliers, or services.

GEMI – Global Environmental Management Institute ( is a non-profit organization of companies dedicated to fostering environmental, health, and safety excellence worldwide.

Enviro-net ( provides environmental industry news (including Georgia and Southeast Environmental News), technical resources, environmental regulatory information, and an online marketplace.

The Georgia Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association ( provides up-to-date information about their activities for members in GA.

Scorecard ( is a research tool presented by the Environmental Defense Fund. It provides quantities and types of chemicals released by companies throughout the United States, and provides a lot of information on health impacts of particular chemicals.

Sites for Specific Industry Sectors

Download the EPA Sector Notebooks for your industry. These extensive documents cover demographics, regulations, and pollution prevention in many different industries.

See the Compliance Assistance page of this website for links to EPA’s industry sector compliance assistance centers for the chemical, metal finishing, paints and coatings, printing, transportation equipment, and other sectors.

The home page of the finishing industry ( includes information on vendors and consultants, jobshops, software and training, current events, organizations, technical resources, and more.

American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society (

InfoMine ( is a mining information resource that includes websites, news, a database of mining companies and suppliers, etc.

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry ( includes the TAPPI Journal, TAPPI Press catalog, list of conferences, and other links.

Pulp and Paper.Net ( is a good information source for the pulp and paper industry. The site includes daily news information, Internet resources, a mailing list, a list of conferences, and a service and supplier database.

Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) ( educates students to be employed in the pulp and paper sector, and conducts research pertinent to the sector. The institute is located in Atlanta, GA.

Flexographic Technical Association ( has information on events, publications – including P2 information, links to assistance organizations, and an “ask the expert” section.

Gravure Association of America ( has information on membership, publications, available services, a calendar, and information on the Gravure Education Foundation.

National Association of Printers and Lithographers ( provides access to publications, an article search, interactive forums, economic data, an industry directory, an online bookstore, and links to other printing web sites.

Research and Information Centers

Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center ( This site offers a comprehensive database of P2 research projects and includes P2 technology reviews and a request for proposals clearinghouse. The site also includes a section on how citizens can practice pollution prevention at home. (

National Technology Transfer Center provides access to many sources of information on environmental technologies.

Illinois Waste Management and Research Center ( This site has pollution prevention publications and information on research projects and assistance services.

Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable ( Their clearinghouse includes a pollution prevention bibliographic database, a vendor database, cases studies and fact sheets, industrial sector packets, Internet links, and P2 listserver information.

“Green Design” and Accounting Resources

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory provides the Pollution Prevention by Design home page ( which has information on how they are applying DfE and P2 to DOE design projects. The site also includes information on P2-EDGE software (Pollution Prevention Environmental Design Guide for Engineers), project publications, and other resources.

EPA’s Design for the Environment Website ( has information on the latest developments in EPA’s program to help businesses incorporate environmental considerations into both the design and redesign of products and processes.

Smart Communities Network ( The center was created by the U.S. Department of Energy to provide communities with consultation on sustainable development. The site includes case studies, model codes, a database of resources, articles, software, and other educational resources.

National Center for Appropriate Technology
( NCAT provides information and access to sustainable technologies community-based approaches that can help improve the lives of economically disadvantaged people, with programs in energy, agriculture and communities.

Ecolinks ( provides an extensive list of links to best practices for industry, including cleaner production information, office management, energy and water conservation, life cycle analysis, design for the environment, etc.

Energy and Water Resources

Climate Protection Division ( This site has information on EPA’s Green Lights and Energy Star programs, related publications, and software tools.

Energy Information Administration ( has numerous publications available online, links to hundreds of energy sites, as well as access to energy databases and models.

U.S. DOE, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network ( provides information on renewable energy and energy efficient technology.

USGS Water Resources of the United States ( includes news, water data, publications, and programs information including the National Water-Quality Assessment Program.

Georgia Association of Water Professionals (

Georgia Water Wise Council is a non-profit education corporation that promotes water conservation and water quality programs in Georgia.

USGS Water Resources Information for Georgia ( includes streamflow data, monthly water conditions, publications, and resources.

Government Information

Links to Other State P2 Providers

State of Georgia Regulatory Information is the Environmental Protection Division’s web site. Includes a wide variety of information regarding the regulatory environmental programs in the state, and has many downloadable forms and documents.

EPA World Wide Web server ( There is a wealth of information here: information locators, a public information center, press releases, software, databases, and newsletters.

EPA’s Region 4 Home Page ( EPA Region 4’s home page, which includes information on a wide range of program, and on applying for EPA grants.

EPA’s Envirofacts site ( offers environmental information from a variety of EPA databases, including air, chemicals, hazardous waste, risk management plans, Superfund, toxic releases, and water.

EPA’s Waste Minimization National Plan (

EPA’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program (

EPA’s Extended Product Responsibility site (

EPA’s Environmental Technology Verification Program ( EPA program that verifies the performance of innovative technical solutions related to environmental or human health problems.

General Services Administration Environmental Products Guide (

USAID’s Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production site (

FedWorld Information Network ( is a central access point for locating government and business information.

THOMAS ( contains full text of current Congressional bills and legislation.


Search for Other Pollution Prevention & Environmental Sites

P2Gems ( is a searchable index of P2 web sites.

Envirosources ( is a comprehensive search site focusing on environmental, health & safety, and civil engineering topics. Searches can be performed in selected topic areas, or by keyword search. Also has press releases about environmental topics, and many other useful sections.

Search for environmental sites using the WWW Virtual Library – Environment (

The Amazing Environmental Organization Web Directory (