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Lean and P2 Workshops

Nov, 14-16, 2017,

Dec. 5-7, 2017




Environmental Management Systems Workshops

Lake Charles
Sep. 26-29, 2017

Dec. 12-15, 2017



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Pollution Prevention Workshops

Risk Reduction Through Pollution Prevention

September 19, 2017,
Palms Banquet and Conference Center
Plainfield, Indiana

The Zero Waste Network is partnering with the Indiana Department of Environmental Quality and the Great Lakes Pollution Prevention Roundtable to offer a new training focused on finding efficient ways to manage environmental risks.

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Three Day Lean and Environment Training

Environmental Management
Systems Operations and Maintenance

  • Austin June 6-9, 2017
  • Arlington July 18-21, 2017
  • Austin August 26-29, 2017
  • Lake Charles, September 26-29, 2017
  • Arlington December 12-15, 2017

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The Zero Waste Network provides training to businesses, government and other entities to help them reduce costs through environmental protection. Our three-day training program has been completed by hundreds of participants from Fortune 500 companies, the US Military, consultants, and small businesses. Participants consistently rank the training as some of the best they have had, and continue to see benefits years after the training. more information...

Pollution Prevention and Lean Principles Workshops

The Zero Waste Network can offer custom, on-site training for businesses wishing to take the next step in environmental performance.

Our workshops will give you strategies on how to improve efficiency while decreasing or eliminating pollution. Experts in pollution prevention, environmental management systems (EMS), environmental regulations, and energy efficiency conduct an interactive workshop with classroom exercises that will help you use P2 strategies to improve your bottom line.

Past participants saved more than $1.3 million dollars, and reduced over 650,000 pounds of hazardous waste, conserving a million gallons of water and reducing energy use; participants reported these benefits led to a more productive, profitable and clean operation. This course is good for large and small businesses. It should be taken by managers, EHS professionals, facility managers, purchasing officers or anyone involved in production of a product or service.

The courses offered in Texas are in partnership with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Instructors come from both organizations. The course's framework is based on the Texas Waste Reduction Policy Act (WRPA) which requires Pollution Prevention (P2) planning for facilities that are a Large Quantity Generator, or Small Quantity Generator of hazardous waste or report on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Form R. You will leave this course with the tools you need to create your Pollution Prevention plan.

Environmental Management Systems Operations and Maintenance

The ISO 14001:2015 will be required by September of 2018. We will show you how to implement an EMS. Even if you are not planning to be certified this course will show you the basics of EMS, and how to implement them in ways that reduce liability, ensure compliance, and improve operating efficiency. Guidance will be provided on how to certify your environmental management system or prepare for an audit to renew hour certification.

Topics include:

  • Changes for ISO 14001:2015
  • Determining the context of the organization
  • Identifying aspects/impacts
  • Developing policy
  • other critical elements of the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle in an EMS


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The Zero Waste Network is one of eight Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange P2RxCenters , serving as a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest). We are a proud member of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable.

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