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Helping communities and businesses access compliance, technical and financial assistance for their environmental needs.

Meet the DEFA Staff

Are you trying to purchase greener products?

  • On  June 25, 2021 in |
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  • If you answered yes, you might find U.S. EPA’s Sustainable Marketplace: Greener Products and Services website helpful.

How can I find a recycler in Ohio?

  • On  June 25, 2021 in |
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  • Today, Ohio residents and businesses have lots of options to return unwanted or extra materials back into use through re-use and recycling. This conserves natural resources and energy and supports recycling jobs throughout the state.

Save the Date! Sustainability Conference 2021

  • On  June 25, 2021 in |
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  • Ohio EPA’s Virtual Sustainability Conference

Help Ohio Recycle Shrink Wrap

  • On  April 1, 2021 in |
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  • Each spring, all over Ohio, boats come out of their plastic-wrapped winter hibernation for another season on Lake Erie and other waterways. In the fall, those boats get a new coating of shrink-wrap to weather for the Ohio winter.

Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) 2020 Annual Report

  • On  April 1, 2021 in |
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  • 2020 marked another successful year of enhanced services to Ohio’s businesses and communities through Ohio EPA’s Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA). Through our team’s efforts, we surpassed prior years of assistance and service to our customers.

Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

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.