Pollution Prevention (P2) Program
Our goal is to ensure that a business can yield an economic advantage while also protecting public health and the environment.
Making Alabama businesses as economically efficient as possible creates jobs and improves Alabama’s economy.
About the P2 Program
Partially funded by a grant from the U.S. EPA, the UA SafeState P2 Program assists businesses with technical assistance and training to find ways to reduce waste and save money.
By reviewing utility records and performing an onsite walkthrough, UA SafeState will identify all reasonable cost savings measures to assist the overall operations. Participating businesses will receive a no-cost, in-depth assessment of plant operations.
Benefits of Pollution Prevention
P2 approaches can result in increased efficiency in the use of raw materials, energy, water, or other resources, while also lowering business costs.
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Who We Are
UA SafeState is part of the College of Continuing Studies at the University of Alabama. Our team also serves as the P2 Technical Assistance contact for the state of Alabama. UA SafeState also performs environmental and health and safety consultations, manages the OSHA training institute, and develops professional training. Learn more about UA SafeState.
What We Do
Technical Assessments (onsite and virtual), Training, Collaboration. The assessments examine energy efficiency, water conservation, chemical use and waste reduction opportunities.
How We Do It
Our P2 technical assessment begins with a review of production and utility records (water use, electrical energy use, chemical use, wastewater treatment costs, and waste disposal costs). The initial review helps us identify areas that require strategies to reduce waste and overages. Our team then visits the facility, observing operations (virtual assessments are an option).
Within 60 days, a confidential recommendations report is provided to the participating business free of charge.
“If you are looking for ways to improve your overall footprint, then The UA SafeState P2 program is the way to go. UA SafeState was a tremendous resource for determining sustainable solutions in energy, water, and waste for the plant. The team was easy to work with and provided great feedback to our plant team.”
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Michael Rasbury, Director