P2 Week 2017

PRESS RELEASE | ADEQ Kicks Off Arizona Pollution Prevention Week Sept. 17 - 23, 2017

Press Release
Waste Division
ADEQ P2 Program focuses its efforts on Energy Conservation
Monday, September 18, 2017

ADEQ officials announce today the kick-off of Arizona Pollution Prevention (P2) Week. This year's P2 Week will focus on Energy Conservation and continues to encourage businesses to save money and conserve Arizona’s natural resources for future generations.

Since its inception, ADEQ’s P2 Program helped eligible businesses set goals to protect and enhance Arizona’s public health and environment with the following cumulative achievements:

  • Saved 1,077,112,635 kilowatt hours of electrical energy
  • Prevented use of 47,519,801 pounds of toxic substances
  • Conserved 3,148,179,112 gallons of water
  • Diverted 1,213,657,234 pounds of solid waste
  • Prevented generation of 84,880,816 pounds of hazardous waste
  • Prevented creation of 825,940,142 gallons of wastewater

“Energy conservation is an all around win.  Energy producers, citizens and our environment all benefit from conservation,” said ADEQ Director Misael Cabrera.

ADEQ’s P2 Program encourages the general public, schools, local governments and businesses to get involved and participate in Arizona P2 Week.

Learn more about ADEQ's P2 Program and read the P2 Week Proclamation issued by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (see sidebar).

P2 Webinars

ADEQ also invites Arizona businesses and the interested public to register for two free P2 Week webinars showcasing real-world examples of how ADEQ P2 Program participants have reduced waste and pollution, increased efficiency and saved money.

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, 11 a.m.  12:30 p.m. | Learn More >

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 11 a.m.  12:30 p.m. | Learn More >