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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Pollution Prevention 101: Case Studies

Resources for pollution prevention (P2) technical assistance providers. Geared particularly toward those new to the P2 field.

Locating Case Studies

Case studies are extremely valuable to pollution prevention technical assistance providers, but they can sometimes be difficult to find. Here are some search strategies for locating them, which you can use in WorldCat, literature databases, Google Scholar, or your favorite search engine.

  • Try variations on your search terms.
    • Synonyms for pollution prevention include: waste reduction; waste minimization; source reduction; and cleaner production. Lean manfacturing may also yield relevant results.
    • Synonyms for case studies include best practices and success stories.
  • Use Google's site: operator to locate case studies on specific web sites.
    • To find case studes in P2 Infohouse: "case study" "success story" site:p2infohouse.org