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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

2007 P2 Workshops Wrap Up

Last fall, the Zero Waste Network teamed up with the TCEQ Pollution Prevention Planning Program to host a series of P2 workshops. Overall, 250 representatives from over 200 companies attended.

The yearly workshops benefit large and small companies, and are geared Attendees include plant managers, corporate environmental, health, and safety managers, production personnel, engineers, and related professionals. Attendees are given a packet with specific pollution prevention options and case studies for a company of their type. Companies use these customized packets to create their own Pollution Prevention Plan. Over the past two years attendees have reported reducing over 10,000 pounds of hazardous waste, reducing energy use and saving more than $250,000!

Zero Waste and TCEQ plan on teaming up again to host another round of P2 workshops in the fall of 2008. Look out for future workshop dates and find out more information about the workshops at and at


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