The Mark Of Zero

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Promoting P2 in South Korea

The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable is working with the South Korean federal government to help promote pollution prevention in Asia. Thomas Vinson-Peng, the Program Manager for Zero Waste, partnered with Dianne Wilkins of the ODEQ and Paul Richards of the National P2 Roundtable to visit 19 industrial facilities in five days. Each visit was conducted by a joint US/Korean team that made a series of recommendations for these facilities to save money by reducing waste at its source. The facilities varied from metal finishing to extraction of salt from seawater.

This amazing effort by NPPR and people in our region demonstrates the universal appeal of Pollution Prevention and its value as a tool for environmental management. NPPR’s Jeff Burke is making plans for more international visits. If you wish more information contact the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable at (202)299-9701or


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