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Pollution prevention, or P2, is any practice that eliminates or reduces waste or hazardous substances at the source prior to reuse, recycling, treatment and disposal.
Companies can save money, increase profits, operate more efficiently and improve the environment through P2 practices. Iowa's businesses and industries will find numerous resources on this Web page to reap the benefits of pollution prevention.
The DNR's Pollution Prevention Services offers confidential and non-regulatory assistance at no cost.
The following hierarchy of waste management shows the relative levels of desirability among waste management strategies.
Potential Pollution Prevention Benefits - Pollution prevention can save you money and boost a company's prestige. The potential benefits include:
Pollution Prevention Activities - Pollution prevention activities change the way materials are produced to reduce or eliminate waste through approaches including:
Pollution prevention also avoids the transfer of wastes from one environmental resource (e.g., air, water or land) to another.
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To better serve you, DNR Pollution Prevention Services offers technical assistance information. This information includes technical pollution prevention information respective to different resources (e.g., air, hazardous waste, solid waste, water, etc.) and by industrial sectors.
Pollution Prevention Resource Technical Assistance
Pollution Prevention Industrial Sector Technical Assistance