Pollution Prevention (P2)

Pollution Prevention, also known as source reduction, is a type of environmental practice that reduces environmental impact by avoiding the generation of pollution rather than treating, containing, or disposing of it. This includes projects such as replacing a chemical with a less toxic alternative, using more energy efficient equipment, or tailoring use of solvents and other chemicals so that only an effective amount is used. PPI offers education, resources, and technical assistance through grants from EPA, KDHE, USDA and various other sources.

Intern Program

PPI recruits industries and businesses, who are seeking to improve their environmental footprint or meet their company sustainability goals, to participate as host companies in our intern programs. The intern programs match engineering and science students from Kansas State University, and other Kansas institutions of higher learning, with Kansas businesses who have applied through PPI to host an intern. The interns assist the company identify, develop, implement and evaluate source reduction projects. Check out the intern program page for more information, including case studies from previous interns, featured topics and the applications for host companies and students.

Technical Assistance

PPI offers free pollution prevention assistance to Kansas businesses. We can help you connect with resources, identify pollution prevention opportunities, and evaluate projects. Contact us at ksu-ppi@ksu.edu or (800) 578-8898 to ask a question or schedule a site visit. See our Technical Assistance page for more information on current and past technical assistance projects and related PPI resources.

P2 News and Resources

PPI offers current news and information on upcoming free Pollution Prevention resources, such as webinars, workshops, training, and videos. Check out this page for news you can use to improve your operations, reduce pollution and improve your bottom-line.

Industrial Environmental Sustainability (CE 690)

PPI offers a course in industrial sustainability for credit or professional development. The course is typically offered in January and May and covers topics such as energy efficiency, water conservation, and replacement and reduction of hazardous chemicals.