of Lincoln works with businesses in the Lincoln/Lancaster County area to
identify waste reduction, recycling and pollution prevention
opportunities. To assist in
meeting the needs of local businesses, WasteCap of Lincoln obtained a
grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality’s (NDEQ)
Litter Reduction and Recycling Fund to develop this on-line toolkit.
toolkit has been designed and researched by the following WasteCap of
Hakenkamp, Executive Director
Erin Novak, Research & Outreach Specialist
Clark Otte, Web Designer
thanks goes to the professionals that have helped to develop this toolkit:
Hygnstrom, UNL Department of Biological Systems Engineering
Phil Rooney, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department
Matt Jensen, Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center
Stephanie Vap-Morrow, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Mike Lang, Lincoln Electric System
This toolkit has been designed to
assist your business in developing and maintaining a successful
pollution prevention (P2) program.
Rather than “reinventing the wheel,” several sources have
been used to develop the toolkit.
This toolkit will walk you through the steps of Developing a
P2 Team, Assessing the Potential of P2 Programs, Doing a
Self-Assessment to determine waste streams and will provide you with
links to resources for several areas of Pollution Prevention and
recycling. Use the
toolkit on-line so you have immediate links to other sources of
information. These sources include vendors, products, consultants,
additional publications and tools and technical assistance
outline below will walk you through the many aspects needed for your
successful pollution prevention (P2) program.
A great deal of the information provided is geared toward
Lincoln, Nebraska and Nebraska businesses.
If you are from another region or state, you may want to
check with your local regulatory agencies to determine if
environmental regulatory requirements may differ.
THIS PROJECT FUNDED
Department of Environmental Quality