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DATE: September 17, 2012
CONTACT: Melissa Zych, 271-6460 or

NH Pollution Prevention Program Celebrates Pollution Prevention Week, September 17-23

Concord, NH – A celebration of Pollution Prevention (P2) Week is happening the third week of September from the 17 – 23, 2012. P2 Week is a nationally recognized event when businesses, government, environmental groups and citizens can join forces for a common cause. The 2012 P2 Week theme is “Safer Chemicals for a Safer World.” Pollution prevention is recognized as an effective tool for protecting the environment and the economy since it eliminates pollution at the source before it is generated.

“Safer Chemicals for a Safer World” embodies a national effort to move toward safer alternatives and reduce chemicals of concern. This is to ensure the safety and health of workers, communities and the environment.

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Pollution Prevention Program works with businesses, organizations and individuals throughout the year to help them reduce or eliminate hazardous waste and toxic emissions by providing information on safer chemical alternatives. P2 Week is a great opportunity to bring attention to those safer alternatives and the benefits to both human health and the environment. During P2 Week, follow DES on twitter at for daily tweets about choosing “Safer Chemicals for a Safer World.” For more information about the NH Pollution Prevention Program, go to and under the A to Z list search for “Pollution Prevention.”

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