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.
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.
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.
EPA Safer Choice Certification Assistance Program
This Certification Assistance Program is coordinated through a partnership with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
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.
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.
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.
Pollution Prevention & Zero Waste Technical Training for Tribes
Trainings tailored specifically to Tribal operations in Washington State to prevent pollution and reduce waste.
EcoBiz Certification Program
EcoBiz is a business certification program that recognizes businesses for adopting exceptional environmental business practices.
Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Abatement Training
The Western States Alliance helps FOG professionals identify and implement best practices in FOG management.
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.
Less Toxic Auto Repair
PPRC provides a spectrum of resources, opportunities, and assistance to auto body and repair shops in the region.
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.
FOG Abatement Technical Training for Tribes
Trainings tailored specifically to Tribal operations in Washington State to reduce and prevent sewer system blockages and sanitary sewer overflows.
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).
Boat Hull Maintenance Strategies to Minimize
A short introduction to antifouling paint additives, aquatic impacts, followed by several best practice factsheets and videos.
Pollution Prevention in Paint Stripping and Removal
A collection of resources and performance reports on paint stripper/remover formulations.
Waterborne Automotive Coatings
Information and resources on waterborne paint, a practical, environmentally friendly alternative to solvent-based paint.
Safer Alternatives in the Garment Cleaning Industry
A selection of reports, resources, and a PPRC led webinar exploring safer alternatives in garment cleaning.
Pollution Prevention in Craft Brewing
Resources on implementing pollution prevention practices that can help breweries reduce costs and their effects on the environment.