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Pollution Prevention

Sites with information about pollution prevention and clean up. These sites are aimed toward community and business action.

  • Climate Projects
    EPA has funded state and local climate projects around the country that demonstrate innovative waste reduction approaches and associated greenhouse gas emission reductions.
  • Energy Star - Small Business
    EPA program designed by and for small businesses and their advocates.
  • Summary of Wise Rules
    Wise Rules for Industrial Efficiency: A Tool Kit for Estimating Energy Savings and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions (An EPA document)
  • Smart Savings: Climate Solutions for Cities
    Identifies twenty actions that local officials can take to save money, save energy, clean the air, reduce congestion, curb sprawl, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The actions range from building improvements to transportation, waste management and urban design. While the list of actions is not comprehensive, it provides good examples of actions that cities in the U.S. have voluntarily taken and that make a contribution to improving our environment.
  • US EPA Recycling Publications
    These publications describe recyclable materials, how to get recycling programs started and other related information.
  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
    Across the country, many communities, businesses, and individuals have found creative ways to reduce and better manage MSW through a coordinated mix of practices that includes source reduction, recycling (including composting), and disposal.
  • Earth's 911 Exit EPA Disclaimer
    Provides environmental education and information at no cost to the public utilizing emerging technological capabilities.
  • Planning Environmentally Aware Events
    The key to planning an environmentally aware meeting or event is to set environmental priorities early in event planning and incorporate them into as many facets of the event as possible.
  • Lead in Drinking Water
    The program provides basic facts about this vital topic, answering common questions on the effects of lead in drinking water, and presenting techniques for reducing lead exposure.
  • What You and Your Community Can Do to Protect and Conserve Ground Water

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