Pollution Prevention is the prevention of environmental pollution at its source – before it is created. Pollution Prevention techniques, including source reduction, alternative products and processes, energy efficiency, water conservation, and other types of natural resource conservation, are recognized nationally as the preferred environmental strategy.
The main goal of our program is to share existing pollution prevention information with the businesses we regulate. Our Innovative Technologies and Business Assistance staff are in contact with organizations throughout California and the nation who are working to develop alternative pollution reducing products and processes. We can put you in touch with technical and, in some cases, economic assistance to develop pollution reducing strategies for your business. Often, pollution prevention solutions can save you money through increased efficiency and reduced regulation.
See the Santa Barbara County Green Business Program to find a Green Business or to find out how your business can become certified.
See LessIsMore.org for information on waste issues in Santa Barbara County including recycling and safe disposal of hazardous waste and electronics. Download a Recycling Resource Guide with comprehensive listings of ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle!
Also of interest:
- EPA information on P2: Information about pollution prevention from the EPA
- Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network: Information about P2 in this region.
- Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center: Links, newsletters, fact sheets, and case studies.
- Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange: A national network of regional centers dedicated to improving the dissemination of pollution prevention information in the service provider community
For a directory of other “Links” pages on this site, see Our Air Quality/Links.