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Pollution Prevention 101: Getting Started with P2

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

Essential Readings in Pollution Prevention

IDEM P2 for Businesses Module

These materials were developed to train Indiana companies on the basics of starting a pollution prevention program. The in-person workshops included The Fun Factory, an interactive exercise for waste reduction training.



Use the following resources to find and interact with other P2 practitioners.

Industrial Ecology

Industrial ecology has been defined as a "systems-based, multidisciplinary discourse that seeks to understand emergent behavior of complex integrated human/natural systems".  The field approaches issues of sustainability by examining problems from multiple perspectives, usually involving aspects of sociology, the environment, economy and technology.