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Delaware's Pollution Prevention (P2) Program


Delaware's Pollution Prevention (P2) Program was established within DNREC by the General Assembly in 1990 as a non-regulatory program to provide assistance to businesses and industrial facilities in identifying and implementing waste reduction opportunities.

P2 Guide

The most effective way to minimize losses associated with waste is to avoid producing the waste in the first place. That's the concept behind DNREC's P2 Program, which has produced a series of guides linked below to assist businesses in reducing their losses while at the same time helping to improve the environment.

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The Pollution Prevention Program promotes movement to the top of the Waste Management Hierarchy, from managing waste to reducing or eliminating waste generation:

    Changes in waste management practices to source reduction/pollution prevention approaches often result not only in environmental benefits, but economic benefits as well.

    If waste is not generated, there are no costs involved in handling or disposing of it. Investments in source reduction are often recouped through reduced waste management costs in addition to potential process and product improvements.

    The Pollution Prevention Program provides non-regulatory assistance to businesses and industrial facilities in identifying and implementing cost effective waste reduction opportunities. Services provided include:

    • On-site Waste Reduction Technical Assistance
    • Pollution Prevention Industry Roundtable
    • Pollution Prevention guides and manuals
    • Waste Reduction Technical Library


    Pollution Prevention Program staff are available to give presentations and lectures on pollution prevention for employees, business groups, as well as school, civic and government groups.






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Pollution Prevention (P2)

Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control
89 Kings Hwy.
Dover, DE 19901


















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