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30 Years of the Pollution Prevention Act

  • On  December 30, 2020 in |
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  • Congress passed the Pollution Prevention (P2) Act in 1990. It was designed – in large part - to help U.S. businesses transform the way they think about manufacturing products and processes, and how to reduce costs by minimizing waste.

Stay Connected with DEFA Electronically and Virtually

  • On  December 30, 2020 in |
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  • Since March 2020, connecting electronically and virtually has become the new normal. Since March, we are seeing more customers logging onto live webinars and watching recordings (more than 5,200 in 2020), using our chat feature to ask questions, and subscribing to electronic updates.

Meet the Staff

  • On  November 20, 2020 in |
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  • Meet the Staff – April Stevens and Dan Halterman

Ohio Hospitals Recognized by Practice Greenhealth

  • On  November 20, 2020 in |
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  • Practice Greenhealth recently announced the 2020 recipients of the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards, the most prestigious environmental achievement for health care. They recognized health care organizations across 10 areas of sustainability through their annual environmental excellence awards.

Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) 2020 Award Winners

  • On  November 20, 2020 in |
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  • Ohio EPA has been promoting P2 and sustainability through recognition and info sharing since 1986, originally as a Governor’s award for material waste management and then for pollution prevention.

Ohio Compliance Assistance Panel (CAP) member Glorianna Corman Selected for National 2020 Business Assistance Providers Environmental Leadership Award

  • On  November 20, 2020 in |
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  • Each year the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program/Small Business Ombudsman (SBEAP/SBO) National Steering Committee (NSC) recognizes outstanding environmental leadership among small businesses and small business assistance providers. Because of COVID, 2020 awards were mailed to awardees and photos of awardees with new releases continue being added to their website.

More Than 7,600 Attend Sessions of Ohio EPA’s Virtual Compliance Assistance Conference 2020!

  • On  November 20, 2020 in |
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  • In March, shortly before our live compliance assistance conference in Columbus (sold out with 500 participants) was to begin, COVID-19 forced us to cancel. When we realized a new normal was here and we could not offer the conference live, our staff worked to come up with an alternative option to reach our customers virtually.///

Meet the Staff – DEFA’s Assistant Chiefs Jon Bernstein and Dan Sowry

  • On  August 12, 2020 in |
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  • Meet the Staff – DEFA’s Assistant Chiefs Jon Bernstein and Dan Sowry

Earth Day is 50!

  • On  August 12, 2020 in |
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  • On April 22, 2020 Earth Day turned 50. "What began as a movement 50 years ago by 22 million Americans has grown into a global day of action for our planet," said U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. "I could not be more proud of 50 years of work U.S. EPA staff have done, and continue to do, to make our nation a leader in clean air, clean water, and clean land progress.”