For over a decade, the P2 community coordinated the P2 Results Task Force, a national forum that facilitated the exchange of information and data on P2 results. In 2012, the Task Force published the “National P2 Results Data System 2010-2012” which presents a summary of national results from government agencies involved in promoting P2 approaches.
Summary of Results
From 2010-2012, approximately 90 P2 programs in the U.S. reported almost $5.4 billion in economic benefits; more than 8.9 billion pounds of pollution minimized or eliminated; approximately 8.8 billion gallons of water conserved; energy usage reduced by 1.4 billion kilowatts; over 1.7 billion pounds of greenhouse gases (GHG) no longer being released into the earth’s atmosphere associated with P2 activities. Now that’s something to share!
Other findings include:
These are just some of the outstanding outcome, activity, and behavioral results that government, industry, commercial, academic, and other pollution prevention (P2) programs achieved from 2010-12, that you can still use now. Read the entire Report to learn more, you can find the Google doc here: P2 Results Report 2010 to 2012.