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Pollution Prevention (P2)

Pollution Prevention (P2) is defined in the Minnesota Toxic Pollution Prevention Act (Minn. Stat. 115D). It is a “front-end” method to decrease costs, risks, and environmental concerns. In contrast to managing pollution after it is created, P2 reduces or eliminates waste at its source. Once practices are in place, savings from P2 continue year after year.

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icon leafIf you have a specific question about pollution prevention options or practices, send us an email: p2.pca@state.mn.us. Our P2 staff will respond with an answer or a referral as appropriate.

Explore Best Management Practices that touch a wide variety of industrial sectors or that fit a particular industrial sector.

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Technical assistance

The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) provides direct technical assistance for P2. They are located at the University of Minnesota and their services are free, confidential, and non-regulatory.

MnTAP specialties include:MnTAP logo

MnTAP training broadcasts:

MnTAP has developed webcasts that highlight pollution prevention and cost-saving opportunities for common manufacturing processes such as parts cleaning and painting and coating and for industrial sectors such as metal fabrication and metal casting. MnTAP also sponsors several summer intern projects working with manufacturers to identify P2 opportunities. View this webcast for examples of 2010 intern projects. 

Last modified on July 23, 2014 16:51