Pollution Prevention Programs
Pollution Prevention (P2) is any practice that reduces waste and pollution at the point of generation. P2 is fast becoming an integral part of everyday business operations. By avoiding the generation of waste and harmful emissions, companies can save money, improve efficiency, reduce regulatory cost and protect the environment.
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Pollution Prevention
The mission of the Office of Pollution Prevention (OPP) is to encourage industries, governments and institutions to use energy, water and materials in an efficient and sustainable manner. This mission is accomplished through general outreach, technical assistance and environmental stewardship initiatives.
The Office of Pollution Prevention provides technical assistance to Illinois businesses, institutions and local governments to encourage them to utilize pollution prevention methods and other green practices. OPP conducts on-site visits and places student interns at facilities around the state to help research and develop P2 projects. These programs are voluntary in nature and focus on cooperative efforts to protect the environment while improving the economy of the State.
For more information, contact the Illinois EPA Office of Pollution Prevention at:
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Pollution Prevention
1021 North Grand Avenue East, M/C #34
Post Office Box 19276
Springfield, Illinois 62794-9276
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC)
The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is a Division of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability at the University of Illinois. ISTC is a change agency that performs research, spreads awareness, and facilitates implementation regarding practices, technology and systems that improve sustainability. The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (formerly the Waste Management and Research Center) has been providing assistance to Illinois businesses and the public since 1985. Services offered include: sophisticated analytical laboratory support, a library and clearinghouse on environmental and pollution prevention issues, technical assistance, and research funding to explore a wide range of issues impacting waste management in Illinois. ISTC has offices in Champaign, Oak Brook, Peoria, and Brighton.
ISTC technical assistance engineers possess a unique mix of experience and training that enables them to investigate and solve a variety of business problems. ISTC experts can help businesses and organizations reduce all types of solid waste as well as toxic releases into the air or water. Industrial sectors that have been extensively served by ISTC include metal forming, metal finishing, plastics manufacturing, metal casting, printed wiring boards, printing, food processing, chemical manufacturing, military, hospitals and a variety of service-oriented businesses.
The ISTC Approach
ISTC engineers work as change agents to help customers identify and implement practices that improve efficiency. Services typically begin with a free assessment to develop strategies and set priorities for addressing issues. Some of these recommended practices require only basic changes in existing processes. Other opportunities may include the development, transfer, or diffusion of innovative technologies. No matter the size of the project, ISTC can provide a sustainable solution.
You can reach the Illinois Sustainable Technology by contacting them at one of these locations:
Champaign Headquarters: Oak Brook Office:
One Hazelwood Drive 1010 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 338
Champaign, Illinois 61820-7465 Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
217.333.8940 (phone) 630.472.5016 (phone)
217.333.8944 (fax) 630.472.5023 (fax)