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Re: Service vs. Manufacturing



Since when has P2 only been about manufacturing?  I've been working in 
P2 for 10 years.  I have learned that P2 is about pollutants, no matter 
what the source.  In my experience, most pollutants come from products 
(materials) that are used in homes and in businesses.  Of course, the 
activities that release the pollutants are different in different 
sectors--and harder to control outside of traditionally regulated 
industrial settings. Nevertheless, I know of dozens--maybe hundreds--of 
P2 programs for pollutants that address non-manufacturing business 
activities and residential activities.   Many of these programs have 
been highly successful in reducing and even eliminating important 
sources of air and water pollution--as well as reducing human exposures 
to toxic substances.   I hope that folks in those P2 programs who have 
been targeting only manufacturing will recognize these other important 
and long-term efforts have been going on right in their midst.

Kelly Moran
TDC Environmental

P.S. One small example of  a program that primarily targets activities 
other than manufacturing is the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Plant's 
Pollution Prevention Program that won the MVP2 award a few years ago 
(see http://www.city.palo-alto.ca.us/cleanbay/publications.html for more 
information).  

Thomas Vinson wrote:

>How about an esoteric question?
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>I always here that our economy is moving away from manufacturing and becoming more of a service based economy.  If this is the trend, how will P2 programs operate in regards to the service industry?
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>What are some examples of successes?
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>Will P2 always concentrate on manufacturing?
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>Tomas Vinson-Peng
>www.p2Plan.org
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>Fax: 512/239-3165
>Phone: 512/239-3182
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>Engineering Specialist
>Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
>MC112
>PO Box 13087
>Austin, Tx 78711-3087
>tvinson@tnrcc.state.tx.us
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>Disclaimer:  Regulatory guidance  e-mails are provided to quickly get you an answer to legal requirements.  They are not a substitute for compliance with the regulation, but guidance based on the best information available to the staff of TNRCC at the time.
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