Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center was created to work "upstream" of most pollution issues. The organization focuses on preventing pollution at its source, which is much different than managing waste created by industrial processes. PPRC works to prevent toxics from polluting air, water, and land by helping stakeholders reduce energy and water consumption, and reduce the use of toxic chemicals through green chemistry or finding safer alternatives. Its current toxics reduction program is working to reduce heavy metals like cadmium in the environment so that they aren't taken up through the otherwise healthy plants and vegetables that we eat. Our spray efficiency training program focuses on helping those that spray paint and coatings in manufacturing settings or in auto repair shops so that workers avoid exposures to harmful volatile organic compounds.
The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) is a nonprofit organization that is the Northwest’s leading source of high quality, unbiased pollution prevention (P2) information. PPRC works collaboratively with business, government, non-government organizations, and other sectors to promote environmental protection through pollution prevention. PPRC believes that environmental and economic vitality go hand in hand, and that both are necessary to protect the high quality of life enjoyed in our region.