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Pollution Prevention Week Activities To Support Hurricane Katrina Victims

Release Date: 09/22/2005
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Contact: Enesta Jones 202-564-4355 /

(9/22/05) As part of the National Pollution Prevention (P2) Week celebration Sept. 19-24, EPA is sponsoring a number of "Environmental Stewardship Begins at Home" employee-related events. EPA is conducting a Re-Use and Recycling Fair this week to collect used cell phones, eye glasses and hearing aids, batteries, printer cartridges, and children's books. The collected items will be used to benefits victims of Katrina. In addition, there will be demonstrations on Green Landscaping, Energy Star, and a number of other P2 initiatives. As part of its P2 Week Celebration, EPA is launching a newly created pollution prevention Web site
( ) that will provide stakeholders and the public with one point of reference to the agency's pollution prevention programs. In addition, the agency is making available new information on the Green Suppliers Network, an innovative pollution prevention program. The Green Suppliers Network is a joint venture between EPA and the U.S. Department of Commerce to help small and medium-sized manufacturers improve their economic and environmental performance. EPA is also making available two Design for the Environment documents that assess alternative flame retardants for use in furniture foam (alternatives to pentabromodiphenyl ether) and assess the life-cycle of solders in electronics (alternatives to tin-lead solder). These documents were produced as part of cooperative partnership efforts between EPA and a wide range of stakeholders to compare and improve the performance and reduce human health and environmental risks, while also promoting alternative products, processes, and practices. For more information on pollution prevention tips, visit: