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Small Business P2 Conference

Organization(s) New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description On April 17, 2002, the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBeAP), of the NJ DEP Office of Pollution Prevention and Permit Coordination, through a grant from EPA, sponsored a free workshop entitled, "How to Operate Your Business More Efficiently." It was conducted in cooperation with other NJ DEP programs such as greenstart (a compliance assistance program) and the Office of Innovative Technology; other State agencies such as the New Jersey Program for Manufacturing Excellence; the New Jersey Commerce & Economic Growth Commission; the Iowa Waste Reduction Center; Federal agencies such as the United States Department of Transportation and EPA Region 2; and small business representatives, who agreed to give presentations and/or lead breakout sessions.

The workshop is designed to help businesses realize the economic, environmental, and worker safety benefits of P2. Two hundred people were expected to attend from various small business sectors. There were presentations to educate and assist companies in improving their understanding of environmental and worker safety regulations and how they are enforced. Participants learned from experts how to reduce environmental liability and save money. There was also an exhibit hall, where companies discussed their particular needs with health and safety, P2, and financial service providers. Attendees participated in hands-on demonstrations to learn about practical, effective, proven P2 methods.

A main attraction at the workshop was the Iowa Waste Reduction Center's Mobile Outreach for Pollution Prevention (MOPP) exhibit. The MOPP, housed in a 34-foot specially designed recreational vehicle, is a national outreach demonstration project developed to help small businesses improve their hazardous waste management practices. The Iowa Waste Reduction Center at the University of Northern Iowa produced the MOPP to conduct hands-on equipment demonstrations and waste reduction training, thus allowing participants to gain a better understanding of how equipment operates. Readily available commercial models are used to demonstrate P2 technology. Information on the MOPP is available from the following website, http://www.iwrc.org/programs/MOPP.cfm.

More Info www.state.nj.us/dep/opppc/small.html
 
Project Contact
Name Ky Asral
Phone 609-292-3600
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Project Keywords
Activity Keywords Conference, Training/workshops
 
Source
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 12 No. 1, Spring 2002 [PDF]

 

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