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Pollution Prevention (P2)
Pollution Prevention (P2) is about reducing the amount of any hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant released into the environment in order to reduce the hazards to public health and the environment. Pollution Prevention is also about preserving resources through conservation.
Pollution Prevention occurs when raw materials, water, energy, and other resources are used more efficiently, when less harmful substances are substituted for hazardous ones, and when toxic substances are eliminated from the production process. By reducing the use and production of hazardous substances, and by operating more efficiently, we protect human health, strengthen our economic well-being, and preserve the environment.
Learn More About Pollution Prevention
- Call 2 Recycle
Find out where you can take your batteries for recycling.
- Environmental Agency and Group Links
Links to environmental groups and agencies.
- EPA Report Benchmarks Enviro Improvements for Key Industries
The Sector Strategies Performance Report issued bye the EPA.
- Funding Opportunities
A directory of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and environmental protection assistance programs.
- Household Hazardous Waste
Helping to reduce and eliminate household waste.
- P2 News
News and updates from the Utah Pollution Prevention Association.
- Pollution Prevention: At Play | At School
- Recycling Electronics Responsibly
What to do with your old electronics.
- Reducing Air Pollution
What is air pollution?
- Reducing Water Pollution
What we can do to protect our water resources.
- Resource Efficient Homes Across America
A showcase of resource-efficient homes in the United States.
- Utah Healthy Hospital Initiative
A collaborative effort with the national Hospitals for a Healthy Environment program and Utah Hospitals and Health Systems Association.
- Utah Pollution Prevention Association
The Utah Pollution Prevention Association is a non-profit organization loosely affiliated with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality.
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