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  • 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 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • $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 ...

  • EPA provides funding to the University of Turabo and the University of Puerto Rico to Prevent Pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $200,000 in pollution prevention grants to the University of Turabo and the University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla to fund projects that will help prevent pollution in Puerto Rico. “These grants support important initiatives that will save energy and prevent pollution at universities and hotels in Puerto Rico,” said EPA ...

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

    A Maine company that provides motor vehicle services and fuel oil sales is facing a fine of up to $177,500 for violations of the Clean Water Act. EPA recently filed a complaint against the J&S Oil Co., Inc. for failing to maintain and fully implement an oil spill prevention plan, which contributed to the release of approximately 1,500 gallons of used motor oil from a tanker truck at the ...

  • Port of Brisbane finds success in $1 million pollution prevention project

    In early 2013, Cyclone Oswald tore through huge swathes of eastern Australia, causing some $2.5 billion (AUD) in damage across Queensland and New South Wales. The torrent deposited more than 1.8 million Mg (2 million ton) of agricultural contaminants, sediments, and nutrients into the ...

  • `CSI-style forensics` will help prevent bathing water pollution

    The Environment Agency has developed a cutting edge DNA technique to prevent the pollution of bathing water. The ‘CSI Seaside’ project is believed to be the first of its kind anywhere in the world. The most common causes of bathing water pollution are agricultural manure, animal faeces or human sewage. The Environment Agency’s new technology will help pinpoint the source of faecal and sewage ...

  • EPA launches green products web portal for pollution prevention week

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is observing Pollution Prevention (P2) Week (September 19-25, 2011) by launching a new tool designed to provide Americans easy access to information about everyday products like home appliances, electronics and cleaning products that can save money, prevent pollution and protect people’s health. The new green products web portal is available at ...

  • EPA Awards Over $300,000 to the State of New Mexico to Prevent Air Pollution

    The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $300,204 to the New Mexico Environment Department. The funds will be used by NMED to administer the state’s Air Pollution Prevention and Abatement Program which aims to prevent, reduce and eliminate air pollution. The funds will also be used to administer the State’s air permitting, air planning, environmental compliance programs and ...

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