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Internet Sites

Site Name Web Address/Phone No. Available Information
Department of Energy-Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network www.eere.energy.gov Online library offers news and archives about energy conservation techniques and technologies. Provides links to hundreds of other energy efficiency related web pages.
Energy Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse (EPIC) epic.er.doe.gov/epic Includes a file listing of DOE-specific P2 information and a calendar of upcoming DOE-sponsored conference, meetings, and training events related to P2.
Environmental Sustainability Resource Center
* Recommended Internet Site

www.esrconline.org

1-855-531-3772

Rapid Response Line

Provides P2 information on industry sectors common to EPA Regions 3 and 4 (Mid-Atlantic and Southern states).
EPA’s Pollution Prevention Program

www.epa.gov/p2

Information Clearinghouse: (202) 260-1023
or order documents online

Access to P2 information and publications, including best management practices, grants, environmental accounting, environmental preferable products, P2 in regulations; voluntary P2 programs, energy efficiency programs (i.e., Green Lights, Energy Star Buildings) and success stories.
EPA Waste Minimization Program www.epa.gov/wastemin Information on the National Waste Minimization Plan
Green Buzz www.GreenBiz.com Provides biweekly updates on what's new in the world business and the environment and resources to help companies profit from environmental leadership 

Green Chemical Alternatives Purchasing Wizard

web.mit.edu/environment/academic/purchasing

MIT's tool for reducing hazardous wastes in the lab.

Green Hotels Association www.greenhotels.com Association brings together hotels interested in environmental issues.
Green Restaurant Association www.dinegreen.com Provides research, consulting, education, marketing and certification of green restaurants.
Green Seal www.greenseal.org Independent organization that sets standards for products and services that perform well and cause less harm to the environment.
International Institute for Sustainable Development www.iisd.org/ IISD’s mission is to promote sustainable development in decision-making.
Iowa Waste Reduction Center www.iwrc.org Includes P2 information for vehicle maintenance shops.
Joint Service Pollution Prevention Technical Library http://p2library.nfesc.mil Resources and tips on P2, EMS, green procurement, and energy and waster conservation
Life Cycle Assessments www.epa.gov/ORD/NRMRL/lcaccess/ Understanding the methodology for identifying and evaluating environmental burdens associated with the life cycles of of materials and services in a "cradle-to-grave" approach.
Manufacturing Extension Project www.mep.nist.gov/index1.html MEP’s purpose is to provide small and medium-sized manufacturers with the help they need to succeed, including information on energy auditing and environmental studies.
National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) www.p2.org
(202) 466-P2P2
Pollution Prevention Hotline:
1-888-PIK-P2P2
The Roundtable is the largest organization in the U.S. devoted solely to promoting P2.
P2TECH Archive www.great-lakes.net/lists/p2tech/search.html Searchable archive of P2TECH and an e-mail listserver that functions as an information-sharing forum for P2 technical assistance.
Pacific NW Pollution Prevention Research Center www.pprc.org Provides P2 information relevant to the NW states.
Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx) www.p2rx.org P2Rx is a national network of eight regional centers, funded in part by the US EPA, The P2Rx centers provide pollution prevention information, networking and listservs.
Toxics Use Reduction Institute www.p2gems.org Internet search tool for facility planners, engineers, and managers looking for technical, process, and materials management information. Search by keyword or by selecting one of four categories (product or industry, chemical or waste, management tools, or process).
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency- Region III www.epa.gov/region3/p2/index.htm
1-800-438-2474
P2 educational materials, Business Assistance Center and grant information.
U.S. Green Buildings Council www.usgbc.org Information on the LEED green building rating system.
WasteWise www.epa.gov/wastewise
1-800-372-9473
e-mail ww@cais.net
WasteWise is a voluntary program to help businesses eliminate municipal solid waste. Site contains info on a helpline, resource library, workshops, and publications.
WaterWiser (Water Efficiency Clearinghouse) www.waterwiser.org Contains water efficiency and conservation information.
World Businesses Council for Sustainable Development www.wbcsd.ch/ Coalition of international companies that share a commitment to the principles of sustainable development.

 

Compliance Assistance Centers

Site Name Web Address/Phone No. Available Information
Auto Recyclers www.ecarcenter.org Explanations of rules that affect auto recyclers and sugeestions on the most efficient and economical ways to comply with them.
CCAR Greenlink – the Automotive Compliance Information Center www.ccar-greenlink.org1-888-GRN-LINK Compliance assistance and P2 information for automotive professionals.
ChemAlliance www.chemalliance.org Wealth of details on federal regulations and pollution prevention practices for chemical manufacturers.
Construction Industry www.cicacenter.org Plain language explanations of the environmental rules for the construction industry.
Healthcare Environmental Resources Center www.hercenter.org This site provides pollution prevention and compliance assistance information for the healthcare sector in the areas of hazardous materials, regulated medical waste, solid waste, and facilities and grounds.
Local Government Environmental Assistance Network www.lgean.org Designed to help local government officials stay on top of the latest environmental requirements and technologies.
National Agriculture Compliance Assistance Center www.epa.gov/agriculture
1-888-663-2155
Environmentally protective and agriculturally sound compliance information.
National Metal Finishing Resource Center www.nmfrc.org
1-800-AT-NMFRG
Environmental compliance, technical assistance, and P2 information for the metal finishing industry.
Paints and Coatings Resource Center www.paintcenter.org Regulatory compliance and pollution prevention site for organic coating industries.
Printed Wiring Board Resource Center www.pwbrc.org

Compliance and P2information for manufacturers, vendors, suppliers, and other interested parties.

Printers’ National Environmental Compliance Assistance Center www.pneac.org
1-888-USPNEAC
Environmental impacts of printing, compliance information, and P2 practices.
Transportation Environmental Resource Center www.transource.org Environmental compliance, technical assistance and pollution prevention information source for airline, shipping/barging, pipeline, railroad and trucking industry.
Fed Site www.FedCenter.gov Information on environmental laws and regulations that affect federal departments and agencies.

 

Recycling and Materials Exchange

Site Name Web Address/Phone No. Available Information
Maryland Department of the Environment mde.maryland.gov/recycling Information and publications on recycling and buying recycled materials in Maryland.
North Carolina Recycling Business Assistance Center’s Directory of Markets for Recycled Materials  www.p2pays.org/dmrm/dmrm.asp Information for companies (not just in North Carolina) looking to buy and sell materials.
Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority www.mdrecycles.org
(410) 333-2730
Recycling, reuse, and buy recycled guides and directories, including a list of computer recyclers. Free on-site assistance within jurisdiction.
Recycler’s World www.recycle.net/ Information relating to secondary or recyclable commodities, by-products, used and surplus items, listing of exchange services and publications.
The Loading Dock www.loadingdock.org
(410) 728-3624
Non-profit recycler of reusable building materials.

 

Pollution Prevention Resources in Maryland

Site Name Web Address/Phone No. Available Information
Maryland Green Registry

mde.maryland.gov/MarylandGreen​

(410) 537-4119

Free membership program for organizations of all types and sizes. Website includes tips and resources on environmental best practices.
Maryland Center for Environmental Training www.mcet.org
(301) 934-7500
Provides training and technical assistance for environmental compliance and occupational safety and health. Provides water and wastewater operator certification renewal.
Maryland Department of the Environment mde.maryland.gov
(410) 537-4119
Services include P2 information and checklists, on-site P2 technical assistance, Environmental Management System implementation assistance, and recognition.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources www.dnr.state.md.us/programs/greenbuilding Programs and resource, information on "green building" practices, clean marinas, and Landowner Stewardship Referral Service.
Maryland Transit Administration www.commuterchoicemaryland.com/ridesharing/ Information from the MTA Commuter Assistance Office on ridesharing.
University of Maryland Technology Enterprise Insitute

www.mtech.umd.edu
(410) 706-3233

Technical assistance for Maryland companies.
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