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Resource Efficiency

PPRC offers programs that save both natural resources and business resources. We help organizations improve environmental performance and operation efficiency by saving energy, eliminating waste, rethinking process and product design, and aiding green purchasing decisions. PPRC also serves as a networking hub for the Northwest’s E3 program.

Toxics & Waste

PPRC believes strongly in source control, or preventing pollution as close to the source as possible. Unlike end-of-pipe solutions, source control promotes both environmental and economic vitality. PPRC has been at the forefront of developing partnerships in diverse fields that prevent or reduce toxics and waste. Our work includes programs in green chemistry, wastewater pollutants, and stormwater.

Technical Assistance

PPRC offers broad-spectrum technical assistance to small and mid-sized businesses. Our staff of experts in chemical engineering, waste, and green systems can provide holistic assessments of your organization’s environmental footprint. We specialize in looking for ways to improve both economic and environmental performance.

Topic Hubs

Pollution Prevention issues can vary sector by sector. PPRC collaborates with other P2 centers nationwide to develop sector-based resource guides. So far, we have compiled guides on over 80 industries – from auto body shops to ski resorts. Check out the full list to see if your industry is covered. You can save significant time and resources by seeing what problems and solutions already exist to sustainability issues in your industry.

Rapid Response

PPRC provides free and well-researched answers to specific questions about pollution prevention. We provide thorough and unbiased answers to help you make decisions. We offer a staff of seasoned problem solvers with diverse expertise in manufacturing processes, chemical engineering, energy efficiency, and many other fields.

P2 Tools & Calculators

PPRC offers a series of tools to help businesses in their quest to gauge, understand, and reduce pollution while also saving money.

Greening Sports

Sports venues in America have tremendous potential to reduce their environmental impact by greening operations and engaging fans in green initiatives. PPRC’s “Greening Sports” project is designed to complement efforts by the Green Sports Alliance (GSA), the U.S. EPA, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and others to help teams, venues, and leagues improve their environmental and economic performance. PPRC provides technical assistance and resources to assist these efforts.

Educational Resources

In serving as a resource for pollution prevention material, PPRC convenes regional conferences, events, and webinars on a variety of pollution prevention topics.
The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) is a nonprofit organization that is the Northwest’s leading source of high quality, unbiased pollution prevention (P2) information. PPRC works collaboratively with business, government, non-government organizations, and other sectors to promote environmental protection through pollution prevention. PPRC believes that environmental and economic vitality go hand in hand, and that both are necessary to protect the high quality of life enjoyed in our region.
pollution prevention resource exchange logoPPRC is a proud member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers.
  • Upcoming Events

    December 16, 11am PST - Webinar: Food Waste Reduction

    This presentation will dive into the wasted food problem and share information about the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, a unique collaboration working to address it. Register here.

    Jan, 2015 - Aug, 2015 - Certificate Program in Green Chemistry

    A University of Washington Continuing Education program in green chemistry will help chemists, environmental and sustainability professionals, health and safety professionals and product managers make informed product decisions that take into account sustainability, toxicity and human health concerns. See more info about the program HERE.

    Jan 29, 2015 - One Day Class: Transitioning to Safer Chemicals

    This intensive class will teach you how to reduce or eliminate chemical hazards at the source. See the full course description.

  • PPRC Blog

    • What We Did in 2014: Year in Review Video Final PPRC Logo_Symbol only.ai Here's a video summary of what we accomplished in 2014, from greening sports to sewers to breweries.
    • A Bellevue Boys & Girls Club Is Going Solar! IMG_0432 By surpassing the target number of 30 solar installations in Bellevue, the Solarize Bellevue campaign unlocked a free solar system for a deserving nonprofit.
    • Regional Roundtable Review 2014 15100446034_e8785c0004_z Our 2014 Regional Roundtable was a great success. As always, the event yielded new and fruitful collaborations between a variety of area businesses and technical assistance providers. Whether you attended the event or want to see what you missed, the below is a brief summary of each presentation / workshop.
    • Regional Roundtable Photos! 15718471461_b1139d76e8_z Check out Regional Roundtable 2014 Photos!
    • New Stormwater Pollution Prevention Manual for Sports Facilities sounders fans Next time you visit a sports stadium or arena, take a look at all the hard surfaces. Sports facilities are often built of, and surrounded by, surfaces that shed rain. These facilities can be major players in the game to reduce stormwater pollution.

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