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About Pollution Prevention (P2) Planning

A portal to resources available for the Waste Reduction Policy Act and pollution prevention planning.
Pollution prevention resources for the State of Texas.



Background about the Waste Reduction Policy Act, its requirements, and resources to help you get the most from planning.

Pollution Prevention Planning
Use the Pollution Prevention Planning Guide to meet the WRPA requirements while reducing risks, eliminating waste, and saving money!

P2 Executive Summary
Worksheet 6 (Word) or Worksheet 6 (PDF) will help you complete the Executive Summary. See Tables 4 and 5 (PDF) for a quick reference on what is required.

P2 Annual Progress Report (APR)
Background information about this report, which WRPA requires some facilities to submit each year.

P2 APR Reporting Forms:
You can download a Word printed version (Word) or a PDF printed version (PDF) and its instructions (PDF).

You may also review our online instructions and examples to help you estimate the amount of waste reduced at its source to meet the P2 Annual Progress Reporting requirements.

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Lean Principles Workshops

TCEQ staff will be presenting at two Pollution Prevention and Lean Principles Workshops with UT Arlington's Zero Waste Network this fall.  Workshops will be held in Arlington and Houston.  For more information please visit the Zero Waste Network Workshops and Trainings webpage. 

 Executive Summaries due January 1, 2016

Facilities new to Pollution Prevention and facilities with a current Executive Summary covering 2011-2015, must submit a Pollution Prevention Plan Executive Summary by January 1, 2016. For more information and guidance on how to create a P2 Plan, please see our guidance document: RG-409: A Guide to Pollution Prevention Planning.

Success Stories

Visit the Zero Waste Network Exit the TCEQwebpage to read hundreds of success stories and find a company just like yours that saved money by reducing their waste at its source.

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Reduce Waste and Save Money! Use these links to enhance your P2 efforts!

P2 Resources
These tools can help increase the effectiveness of your pollution prevention plans.

P2 Planner Exit the TCEQ
Use this interactive tool to help prepare your P2 Plan and Executive Summary.

RENEW is a materials-exchange network for industries, businesses, and governmental units who wish to sell surplus materials, by-products, and wastes to those who will reclaim or reuse them.

U.S. EPA Exit the TCEQ
Find additional P2 information and ideas at the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Pollution Prevention website.