Pollution Prevention (P2) Tips
At Work
General Practices
Maintain a clean organized work area to minimize spills.
Label all containers and keep them closed when not in use.
Know where your drains lead. Keep all wastes out of storm water drains and all chemicals or waste water chemicals out of septic systems.

Storage and Inventory Control
Purchase products that have multiple uses.
Properly store all materials and have a spill control plan if fluids are involved.
Buy only what you need, when you need it. Reduce inventory in storage and accumulation of products.

Waste Prevention
Distribute employee communications (newsletters, memos, etc) electronically, rather than in hard copy format.
Copy and print double-sided whenever possible. Avoid printing e-mails.
Reuse envelopes, filing folders, hanging files, and other office supplies.
Use paper efficiently in printers by reducing margins, line spacing and font size.
Keep a desk-side box for recycling office paper.
Use e-mail to handle phone messages, internal correspondence, and inter-office communications, including document transfers to clients.




Additional Information
Grow Smart Garden Guide and waste disposal tips:
www.lanecounty.org/hazwaste
Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides:
www.pesticide.org
Washington Toxics Coalition:
www.watoxics.org/healthy-living/healthy-homes-gardens-1
Pesticide Action Network:
www.panna.org
OSU's integrated pest management program:
www.ipmnet.org/Tim/PSEP_home.htm
Our Water-Our World, listing of less toxic alternatives to conventional pesticides:
www.ourwaterourworld.org
The Pollution Prevention Resource Center:
www.pprc.org
EPA site for pesticides
www.epa.gov/pesticides
City of Eugene stormwater information:
www.eugene-or.gov/happyrivers