Pollution prevention

Ecology works with businesses to ensure chemicals are properly stored, waste is safely disposed of, and safer, less-toxic materials are used whenever possible.
Ecology works with businesses to ensure chemicals are properly stored, waste is safely disposed of, and safer, less-toxic materials are used whenever possible.

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Washington businesses benefit from free, grant-funded Pollution Prevention internships

The Washington Applied Sustainability Internship (WASI) program places summer interns at businesses to help with pollution prevention (P2) projects. Apply now to host an intern for summer 2024. 

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were banned 45 years ago. Why are they still a problem?

Our recent actions to reduce PCB pollution from products.

Ecology Food Center reduces waste and connects people to healthy food

The Center for Sustainable Food Management launched on January 1st and is planning an action packed 2024, including Washington's first statewide food waste prevention campaign.

Camano Island community takes the lead on septic solutions

The Maple Grove Community on Camano Island worked with Ecology and Craft3 to create a solution for their septic issues by the community, for the community. 

Washington aerospace business earns EPA Region 10 2023 Pollution Prevention Recognition Award

Innovative alternatives to toxic chemicals protect employees, budgets, and the environment.

Food processor saves production cost with Ecology pollution prevention grant

Ecology's toxics reduction experts are working with the J.M. Smucker Company to evaluate cleaning systems at one of Smucker’s leading fruit processing facilities in Grandview, Wash.

Identifying and managing PCB-containing building materials

We’re providing training to help business owners, consultants, and contractors safely maintain and abate buildings that contain polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs.

Join our June 21 webinar about toxic tire dust
Join our June 21 6PPD webinar. Learn more about 6PPD by watching our video presentations in advance.
Headed out on your boat? Pump out your sewage, don't let it float!
Planning some time on your boat as summer kicks off? Here’s the last of our water-related reminders: don’t empty your boat’s holding tank into Puget Sound or inland waters.
Headed to the beach? Check for poop before you stick in your feet!
Check our safe swimming map for beach advisories and closures. Help us keep poop off the beach.

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