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P2Rx Public Lands Topic Hub

Introduces the role pollution prevention (P2) can play in achieving public land management missions. Provides information about various public land agencies and demographics and an overview of tools available to assist managers, maintenance personnel, interpreters and technical assistance providers. Describes the environmental, economic, regulatory and social benefits of pollution prevention […]

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P2Rx Food Service Topic Hub

This hub describes wastes generated from food service operations, the environmental regulations that apply and options for preventing pollution and waste. Also, provides a brief history of the evolution of the food service industry in the United States along with economic and demographic information. Includes links to a bibliogrphy of […]

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P2Rx Metal Fabrication & Machining Topic Hub

Gives an overview of the industry and the types of products it manufactures with information about the key processes and raw materials used; waste streams, environmental compliance, worker health and safety, and economic impact of inefficient operations; and technologies and operating practices that reduce the hazards, quantities and costs of […]

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P2Rx Household Hazardous Waste Topic Hub

Describes what household hazardous waste is and the scope of the issue in the US for agencies wishing to conduct collection events. Gives information about disposal and treatment options as well as consumer education. Includes an extensive bibiliography of on-line resources for more detailed information.

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P2Rx Metal Finishing Topic Hub

Overview of the metal finishing industry including small shops and metal finishing operations that are part of a larger manufacturing process. Gives information about the key processes and raw materials used, waste streams, environmental compliance, worker health and safety, economic impact of inefficient operations, technologies and operating practices that reduce […]

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P2Rx Pollution Prevention (P2) Topic Hub

Describes and defines pollution prevention (P2), the preferred strategy for handling waste, and explains the “waste management hierarchy” (reduce, reuse recycle). Contains a description of typical sources of waste and an overview of common approaches to devising pollution prevention options. Also contains links to generic P2 checklists and a list […]

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Tribal Decision-Maker’s Guide to Solid Waste Management

Provides a variety of options and technical assistance solutions to help tribes and Alaskan Native villages protect their environment and the health of their members. Includes recommendations for developing and implementing an integrated solid waste management (ISWM) program.

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P2Rx Publicly Owned Treatment Works Topic Hub

Information about several key processes used in POTWs and pre-treatment programs, waste streams, environmental compliance, worker health and safety, and economic impact of inefficient operations and technologies and operating practices that reduce the hazards, quantities and costs of waste. A bibliography of related on-line resources is presented for more detailed […]

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P2Rx Textile Manufacturing Topic Hub

Provides a description and history of textiles industry in the US along with an overview of key processes, the waste streams produced, opportunities for more efficient manufacturing, and economic and regulatory incentives to improve process efficiency. A bibliography of key resources is also included with links to on-line publications about […]

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Connected to the Earth – Risk Assessment Tool

A do-it-yourself risk assessment tool for homeowners to evaluate environmental and health risks in and around their homes. From keeping drinking water safe to avoiding household hazards like lead-based paint, this series of 11 fact sheets tells how to detect hazards and get started on reducing or eliminating them. Full […]

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