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Pollution Prevention (P2)

What You Can Do About Pollution Prevention

P2 resources for concerned citizens

Pollution prevention is not just the responsibility of businesses and government agencies. Citizens can help solve environmental problems by reducing pollution at the source, before it is created. 

We can all apply pollution prevention in our daily lives. Whether in the home and garden, at the supermarket or on the road, we can make pollution prevention choices every day in order to protect the environment, save money and conserve natural resources. 

The resources below can help you be more aware of the many ways to prevent pollution:


Easy steps you can take for water conservation.

Play your part in conserving water resources.


How to save energy in your home.

Learn about Greener Living: our actions impact the environment. Each thing we do can help or hurt our planet in many ways. EPA has tools to help you learn and understand the issues and reduce your environmental footprint.

Learn more about P2 at home and at work from the P2 Week web site.

Classroom and workplace

Internship Programs in P2 – Learn on the job and help businesses learn how to apply pollution prevention approaches and practices.

A full list of Regional Contacts is available on the Contact Us page.

Technical assistance where you live

Use this map to find EPA regional contact information, and state and local P2 technical assistance resources. 


Map of the US, split into EPA regions