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Program Areas

POLLUTION PREVENTION (P2)

P2 is our core ethic. PPRC uses P2 to help businesses and organizations rethink their processes, equipment, and materials - achieving required performance while saving money and reducing environmental impact.

We recognize and value the different perspectives of diverse stakeholders and communities. PPRC fosters national, regional, and local partnerships and collaboration to engage more people in achieving their human health and environmental goals.

PARTNERSHIPS

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

PPRC conducts pollution prevention assessments and training that raise awareness of a business’ environmental footprint, and potential solutions to environmental challenges.  PPRC is available to directly assist with implementation of selected improvement opportunities.

Current Projects

Spray Efficiency Trainings

These free trainings are available for painters and paint facilities to improve their technique and knowledge, reduce waste, minimize toxics exposure, and lower overall costs.

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EPA Safer Choice Certification Assistance Program

This Certification Assistance Program is coordinated through a partnership with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

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Pollution Prevention (P2) Roundtables

Events that bring together hundreds of P2 technical assistance providers, green business programs, sustainability experts, and zero waste and pretreatment professionals working to reduce pollution.

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Less Toxic Alternatives in Solvent Applications

PPRC has several projects and presentations 

demonstrating alternatives for some of the higher-toxicity solvents used in industry and the service sector. 

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Baseline Self Assessment for Metal Sectors

A self-assessment to help metal-related sectors establish a baseline, and recognize potential environmental improvements and best practices relating to chemicals used in operations.

Metal Tubes

EcoBiz Certification Program

EcoBiz is a business certification program that recognizes businesses for adopting exceptional environmental business practices. 

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Fats, Oils, and Grease  (FOG) Abatement Training

The Western States Alliance helps FOG professionals identify and implement best practices in FOG management.

Oil and Water

Oregon Metals Industry Roundtables

Oregon metal shops, finishers, and manufacturers are invited to join your peers in a series of free, voluntary, non-regulatory industry roundtables to identify, share, and get technical assistance for best practices in reducing chemical hazards. 

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Less Toxic Auto Repair

PPRC provides a spectrum of resources, opportunities, and assistance to auto body and repair shops in the region. 

Car Service

Duwamish River Valley - Stormwater Outreach Project

Through a grant from the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund, PPRC is working with the Duwamish Valley Youth Corp and the City of Seattle, in stormwater outreach to the Duwamish community.

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Past Projects

Alternatives to n-Propyl Bromide in Cleaning Applications

An EPA Region 10 sponsored project, PPRC’s consultant worked with four companies to assist them in converting to safer alternatives to npropyl bromide (nPB).

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Boat Hull Maintenance Strategies to Minimize
Marine Pollution

A short introduction to antifouling paint additives, aquatic impacts, followed by several best practice factsheets and videos.

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Pollution Prevention in Paint Stripping and Removal

A collection of resources and performance reports on paint stripper/remover formulations.

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Waterborne Automotive Coatings

Information and resources on waterborne paint, a practical, environmentally friendly alternative to solvent-based paint.

Car Painting

Safer Alternatives in the Garment Cleaning Industry

A selection of reports, resources, and a PPRC led webinar exploring safer alternatives in garment cleaning.

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Pollution Prevention in Craft Brewing

Resources on implementing pollution prevention practices that can help breweries reduce costs and their effects on the environment.

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