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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Pollution Prevention Workshops Offered by the Zero Waste Network

The University of Texas at Arlington's Zero Waste Network is offering a pollution prevention (P2) planning workshop to help businesses save money by reducing waste, bringing economic benefits through environmental improvements. The course will also help companies comply with the Texas Waste Reduction Policy Act (WRPA).

Held in partnership with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the workshop will teach lean manufacturing techniques and other strategies that businesses have used to improve efficiency while decreasing or eliminating pollution. Experts in pollution prevention, environmental management systems (EMS), environmental regulations, lean manufacturing, and energy efficiency conduct an interactive workshop with classroom exercises that allow businesses to immediately identify wastes in their process and evaluate money saving options.

The workshop is geared toward Environmental, Health, and Safety managers; plant managers; production personnel, engineers and related professionals. In 2007, workshop participants reported savings of more than $200,000 by implementing pollution prevention practices; they eliminated over 11,000 pounds of pollution, and reported improvement in compliance, energy use and water conservation.Workshop dates and locations are as follows:

Sept. 16-17, 2008 – Austin
Sheraton Austin Hotel

Oct. 2-3, 2008 – Houston
H.E.S.S. Center

Oct. 15-16, 2008 – Corpus Christi
Ortiz Center

Nov. 5-6, 2008 – Dallas/Fort Worth
UT Arlington Automation & Robotics Research Institute

Visit or to register, or contact Katherine McCrea at or (512) 904-2281 for more information. For additional information on P2 planning requirements, go to


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  The Zero Waste Network is a program of the University of Texas at Arlington, Center for Environmental Excellence and the Division for Enterprise Development.  

The Zero Waste Network is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange P2Rx, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WRPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).