About PPRC


The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) is a non-profit organization that is the Northwest’s leading source of high quality, unbiased pollution prevention information. PPRC works collaboratively with business, government, non-government organizations, and other sectors to promote environmental protection through pollution prevention.

PPRC’s central contributions are:

PPRC has established itself in the Northwest and nationally as an essential resource for pollution prevention. As a neutral force, PPRC educates its audiences, facilitates communication, and initiates progressive change.


See a list and learn more about PPRC's projects, both current and recently completed.

Publications List

Since PPRC's inception, we've published many documents on P2 topics. See our full publications list to access virtually all our printed and web-based publications.

For the Media

Make sure to visit our Press Room for the latest PPRC press releases, fact sheets and project information.


PPRC would like to thank these companies, organizations, and agencies for their support in 2011...


Our staff brings a wide range of expertise and experience to PPRC. But we also have lives outside the office...


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Board of Directors

PPRC's Board of Directors includes representatives from a diverse array of industries vital to the Northwest economy. They volunteer their time and without their assistance, the work of PPRC would not be possible.

Governing Documents

990 of 2011 for PPRC.

By-laws of PPRC.

Conflict of Interest Policy of PPRC.


The PPRC was established in 1990 to promote environmental protection through pollution prevention (P2). At the time, a broad group of business, public interest, government, academic and other stakeholders was coming to grips with regional waste management issues through a panel appointed by the Northwest’s governors, the Pacific Northwest Hazardous Waste Advisory Council. The council realized that preventing pollution at the source made the most sense as an environmental management strategy. By attacking the root causes of pollution, P2 addresses costly inefficiencies that both cause pollution and cost businesses money. Out of that realization came the decision to establish a regional center to bring people, information and resources together to implement P2.

PPRC was established as a nonprofit organization headquartered in Seattle, Washington. With the assistance of the Hazardous Waste Advisory Council and the environmental consulting firm Ross & Associates, PPRC opened its doors on April 22, 1991, the 21st anniversary of Earth Day. PPRC serves the Northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. However, PPRC’s services benefit areas outside the Northwest as well. In 1998, PPRC partnered with similar P2 centers across the U.S. to form the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx™) Network.