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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 ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


    By General Motors Corp

  • 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 ...

  • $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.

  • EPA to fund pollution prevention projects in New Jersey and New York

    From reducing hazardous chemicals in high school and college laboratories, to helping supermarkets conserve resources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making its pollution prevention grants count across New Jersey and New York. The Agency has awarded more than $380,000 in grants to fund projects that help prevent pollution in these two states. "The EPA's pollution prevention grants ...

  • Nitrate pollution prevention regulations: Help available for farmers to prepare for regulations

    A national package of advice and support for farmers preparing for the new Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations has been launched by Defra. The regulations come into force on 1 January 2009 and update the UK’s implementation of the 1991 EU Nitrates Directive. Around 60 per cent of nitrate pollution in water is caused by agriculture, and it is vital that this is tackled to protect and sustain ...

  • EPA Funds Project to Prevent Pollution from Grocery Stores and Dairy Farms

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $80,000 to the nonprofit environmental organization Manomet for its program to help grocery stores and dairy farms in New Jersey and New York conserve energy and reduce the amount of hazardous materials they handle. Many businesses that handle hazardous materials are unprepared to withstand severe storms, which can release toxic materials into ...

  • Suit prevents new polluting power plants in low-income neighborhoods

    Finding for a coalition of community, health and environmental groups, the Honorable Ann I. Jones’ decision today forbids the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) from subsidizing new power plants in the Southland at the expense of air quality without a full analysis of the environmental impacts. Today’s court decision confirms that AQMD’s environmental study failed to admit the ...

  • EPA narks 20th anniversary of the pollution prevention act of 1990 (HQ)

    This year during Pollution Prevention Week, September 19-25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency marks the 20th anniversary of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990. The act laid the groundwork for reducing pollution at its source and protecting children and families from exposure to harmful pollutants, as well as significantly reducing the amount of contaminants released into the ...

  • EPA Funding Helps Businesses in Upstate New York Prevent Pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $268,383 to organizations in New York to fund projects that will help small and medium-sized businesses reduce pollution. These grants were awarded to the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute and Empire State Development. “EPA helps businesses reduce the use of toxic materials, save energy, protect human health and save ...

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