P2 Workshops Offered by Southwest Network for Zero Waste


Source: Southwest Network for Zero Waste Press Release
Related Topics: Pollution Prevention and Environmental Management

The University of Texas at Arlington is offering a pollution prevention (P2) planning workshop to help businesses save money by reducing waste. The course will also help companies comply with the Texas Waste Reduction Policy Act (WRPA).

Held in partnership with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the workshop will teach lean manufacturing techniques and other strategies that businesses have used to improve efficiency while decreasing or eliminating pollution. Experts in pollution prevention, environmental management systems (EMS), environmental regulations, lean manufacturing, and energy efficiency conduct an interactive workshop with classroom exercises that allow businesses to immediately identify wastes in their process and evaluate money saving options..

The workshop is geared toward Environmental, Health, and Safety managers; plant managers; production personnel, engineers and related professionals. In 2007, workshop participants reported savings of more than $200,000 by implementing pollution prevention practices; they eliminated over 11,000 pounds of pollution, and reported improvement in compliance, energy use and water conservation.

Workshop dates and locations are as follows:

  • Sept. 16-17, 2008 - Austin, Texas
    Sheraton Austin Hotel
  • Oct. 2-3, 2008 - Houston, Texas
    H.E.S.S. Center
  • Oct. 15-16, 2008 - Corpus Christi, Texas
    Ortiz Center
  • Nov. 5-6, 2008 - Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
    UT Arlington A utomation & Robotics Research Institute

Visit to register, or contact Katherine McCrea at or (512) 904-2281 for more information. For additional information on P2 planning requirements, go to

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