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Pollution Prevention: Region 5 Hazardous Substance Reduction on the Path to Greener Chemistry

In December 2013, U.S. EPA Region 5 hosted a one-day hazardous substance reduction training workshop for the region's pollution prevention technical assistance providers. This training included four modules, links to which are provided below.

Module 1: Pollution Prevention and Hazardous Substance Reduction Fundamentals


  • Articulate how the P2 definition has evolved over time
  • Articulate the difference between green chemistry and green engineering
  • Increase use of EPA's P2 Calculator to calculate greenhouse gas reductions related to certain chemicals substitutions.

Module 2: Design for the Environment Tools and External Resources for Identifying Safer Chemical Substitutions


  • Increase use of resources to identify safer chemical alternatives to hazardous substance usage

Presentation not included in module

Module 3: Proven Approaches to Performing Hazardous Substances P2 Assessments


  • Increase use of process analysis and process mapping to identify hazardous substance reduction assessment opportunities
  • Adoption of best management practices to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals

Module 4: Identify and Target Facilities to Perform Hazardous Substances P2 Assessments


  • Increase use of regulatory databases to identify facilities using chemicals of concern and who may benefit from a hazardous substance reduction P2 assessment
  • Articulate the benefits and challenges of targeting sectors, rather than individual facilities, to address chemicals of concern
  • Increase use of the Toxic Release Inventory database to identify sector-wide P2 practices that have resulted in hazardous substance reductions

Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conferences

Hosts for these conferences were the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable, Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network, University of Illinois, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Clean Production Action, GreenScreen, National Pollution Prevention Prevention Roundtable, and the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program. These conferences were funded through a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant.

Green Libraries

GLRPPR Executive Director Laura L. Barnes has worked extensively with librarians who are interested in greening their operations and becoming sustainability leaders in their communities. A collection of her papers, presentations, webinar archives, and resource guides is available on the Prairie Research Institute Library web site.

See the webinar archive above for the link to presentation slides and the recording for her October 28, 2014 webinar.



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