The State of Pollution Prevention
Pollution prevention programs exist to a degree in every state throughout the United States, with many states having individual local programs. According to the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable's Pollution Prevention Yellow Pages, 98 programs provide direct pollution prevention assistance to businesses. A few programs have been in existence since the 1980s, while most were established after the passage of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990.
The intent of this document is to provide a snapshot of the impact these
prevention programs have had in the last decade. We have profiled the types of programs in each region where success has been documented. Some statewide programs are missing due to non-response or lack of program measurement data. Local government pollution prevention providers were not included in this initial report. In some instances, this information is as simplistic as the number of on-site visits that have been provided since inception. In other examples, programs have made efforts to document the waste reduction impact and cost savings of their pollution prevention recommendations.
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My apology for cross posting,
Sue Schauls, Program Manager
Small Business Pollution Prevention Center