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  • Pollution Prevention Award 2013

    MIOX was awarded the Pollution Prevention Award 2013 for reducing waste and helping protect river and treatment plants through best management practices in several areas: Proper disposal methods for process materials Maintaining records of recycled materials & waste disposal Storing chemicals properly Practicing good housekeeping The Pollution ...

  • CCME pollution prevention awards

    Five organizations were honoured by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) for demonstrating outstanding innovation and leadership in pollution prevention. The awards were presented by Alberta’s Minister of Environment, Rob Renner, during the 12th Canadian Pollution Prevention Roundtable held in Edmonton. The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Pollution Prevention: Where Sustainability Begins

    Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It’s true—stopping something bad from happening is easier than fixing it later. This is the core concept behind the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) pollution prevention efforts. Reducing the amount of pollution produced means less waste to control, treat, or dispose of. ...

  • $2.5 Million to Prevent Puget Sound Pollution

    OLYMPIA, Washington, September 7, 2007 (ENS) - A new Washington state program offers $2.5 million to help local governments in the 12 Puget Sound counties conduct small business technical assistance to reduce and prevent water pollution. Nearly 70 percent of the state's hazardous waste generators are in the Puget Sound region - thousands of small businesses. The Department of ...

  • Implementation of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive (IPPC)

    What are the objectives of the IPPC Directive? This Directive was adopted in 1996 and had to be transposed into the national legislation of EU Member States by 30 October 1999. The aim of this key law on industrial emissions is to achieve a high level of environmental protection through integrated prevention and control of the pollution arising from a wide range of industrial and agricultural ...

  • BPF helps to prevent plastic pollution on beaches

    The British Plastics Federation has launched a guidance manual to help reduce the amount of plastic pellets polluting beaches. The manual called Operation Clean Sweep – Plastic Pellet Loss Prevention will provide factories and plants with information on how to prevent plastics polluting the environment. Although it is not completely clear how the pellets reach the ...

  • EPUK calls for action to prevent air pollution deaths

    Environmental Protection UK has questioned the lack of urgency in action to address air pollution in light of a new report by the Department of Health's Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP). The report finds that air pollution, largely from road traffic, was a contributory factor in up to 200,000 premature deaths during 2008. The new report 'the Mortality Effects of ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • EPA Reorganizes Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) recently noted that it successfully completed the Agency's reorganization process and that the effective date will be sometime after June 9, 2014. The reorganization, which Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) had discussed in its "Predictions" memo, available ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Pollution prevention in DoD and aerospace painting operations

    Mr. Joseph Lucas, President and Technical Director of Inland Technology Incorporated, has had a paper accepted for personal presentation at the 2011 Aeromat conference being held in Long Beach, CA, from May 23rd through May 25th, 2011. The Aeromat conference is a prestigious format attended by Aerospace materials and processes engineers from around the world. Mr. Lucas will be speaking during ...


    By Inland Technology

  • Reduce, reuse and recycle - Pollution Prevention Week 2008

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is pleased to join organizations throughout the nation in celebrating National Pollution Prevention Week, September 15-21, 2008. Pollution Prevention or P2 means not creating pollution in the first place. P2 focuses on reducing waste at its source, reusing what can’t be reduced and recycling what otherwise would be thrown away! The keys to Pollution ...

  • Los Alamos lab wins pollution prevention awards

    Two Awards For “Best-in-Class” programs that protect environment and save money Los Alamos National Laboratory is a 2008 winner of two Best-in-Class Pollution Prevention awards and six Environmental Stewardship awards from the National Nuclear Security Administration. The competition for these awards included more entries this year than ever before from across the NNSA complex, and Los Alamos has ...

  • Leading Innovators in Pollution Prevention Receive Awards

    For the 12th straight year, EPA is recognizing leading researchers and industrial innovators for their efforts to reduce or eliminate waste through their manufacturing processes. The awards will be given out this evening, June 26, at the 2007 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The 2007 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge awards winners are: Professor ...

  • Pollution Prevention Videoconference Links Hospital Staffers

    OLYMPIA, Washington (ENS) - Hospital employees across Washington state can learn the most current methods for managing and reducing hospital wastes, especially from disinfection and sterilization processes, at an interactive videoconference broadcast to six locations on March 8, 2007. Through speaker presentations, question and answer sessions and local roundtable discussions, ...

  • GM’s Toledo Plant Recognized for Pollution Prevention

    General Motors’ Toledo Transmission plant today received a national pollution prevention award for successful efforts to reduce its impact on the environment. The award from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, received during an event marking Pollution Prevention Week, recognizes GM Toledo’s accomplishments in pollution ...


  • EPA guides Marinas on best ways to prevent water pollution

    With Memorial Day and summer approaching, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recommending that New York State marinas take steps to prevent the pollution of local waterways. At the Albany Yacht Club this morning, EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck highlighted the best environmental practices for reducing pollution from boat washing and other maintenance activities that can degrade ...

  • Tetra Tech Awarded $55 Million USEPA Pollution Prevention Program

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at up to $55 million to continue its support for high priority pollution prevention programs, including evaluating innovative technologies and providing research and development support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Office of Research and Development, ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • $470,000 awarded to prevent air pollution in New Mexico (NM)

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $470,000 to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED). The funds will be used by NMED to administer the State’s Air Pollution and Abatement program which aims to prevent, reduce, and eliminate air pollution. The funds will also administer the State’s air permitting, air planning, environmental compliance programs and ambient ...

  • Massachusetts company faces fines for oil pollution prevention violations

    According to a complaint filed recently by EPA’s New England office, Swissport Fueling, Inc. of Dulles, Va. and BOSFuel Corp. of Fort Worth, Texas did not properly execute its emergency spill response plan at the Logan facility, in violation of the oil pollution prevention regulations under the federal Clean Water Act The Logan facility, which has been operated by BOSFuel since 1999, has an ...

  • Nantucket Company Faces Penalty for Violations of Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations

    Harbor Fuel Oil Corp., a fuel storage and distribution company on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts faces penalties of potentially up to $177,500 for alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act. EPA recently filed a complaint against the company for failing to properly prepare for possible oil spills at its Nantucket facility in violation of federal Facility Response Plan ...

  • The guide that identifies the preventive measures against soil pollution has been published

    The Environmental Management publicly-owned company of the Basque Country (IHOBE) has published a guide that identifies the preventive measures against soil pollution, elaborated by MediTerra. The publication also includes a Summary document and a CD. This Guide allows the identification of potential soil and groundwater polluting sources and it also evaluates the need to introduce preventive ...

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