Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

How can Pollution Prevention Improve my Business?

Pollution prevention (P2) can help businesses reduce costs, increase profit, save time, and protect the environment. A collection of relevant resources has been compiled below to help SMEs improve their business through P2. Each of the categories link to guides, case studies, and web sites which contain examples of businesses that have implemented P2 measures and discuss how P2 has helped those businesses improve their environmental and economic performance.

Water

The records below link to resources contained within the Canadian Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse (CPPIC) database. They discuss various P2 initiatives that businesses can take and describe the results that businesses have achieved by implementing them.

If your business is looking for more specific information about water efficiency, conservation, or reduction, try performing a sector search. Go to the Sector Search page, select your category and then your sector, and then refine your search on the "Sector Search Criteria" page with the following choices:

  • "Information Type" – Case Study/Research or Manual/Guide
  • "Substance/Issue" – Water or Wastewater
  • "Audience Type" – Business or Organization, Small and Medium

Energy

The records below link to resources contained within the CPPIC database. They discuss various P2 initiatives that businesses can take and describe the results that businesses have achieved by implementing them.

If you or your business is looking for more specific information about energy conservation, energy efficiency, or climate change, try performing a sector search. Go to the Sector Search page, select your category and then your sector, and then refine your search on the "Sector Search Criteria" page with the following choices:

  • "Information Type" – Case Study/Research or Manual/Guide
  • "Substance/Issue" – Energy, Climate Change, or Electricity
  • "Audience Type" – Business or Organization, Small and Medium

Fleet Management and Transportation

The records below link to resources contained within the CPPIC database. They discuss various P2 initiatives that businesses can take and describe the results that businesses have achieved by implementing them.

If your business is looking for more specific information about transit, transportation, or fleet management, try performing a sector search. Go to the Sector Search page, select your category and then your sector, and then refine your search on the "Sector Search Criteria" page with the following choices:

  • Information Type – Case Study/Research or Manual/Guide
  • Choose either "Activity" – Transportation, or "Subject" – Fleet Management
  • "Audience Type" – Business or Organization, Small and Medium

Inventory and Procurement

The records below link to resources contained within the CPPIC database. They discuss various P2 initiatives that businesses can take and describe the results that businesses have achieved by implementing them.

If your business is looking for more specific information about inventory and procurement, try performing a sector search. Go to the Sector Search page, select your category and then your sector, and then refine your search on the "Sector Search Criteria" page with the following choices:

  • "Information Type" – Case Study/Research or Manual/Guide
  • "Subject" – Purchasing/Procurement
  • "Audience" – Business or Organization, Small and Medium

Waste

The records below link to resources contained within the CPPIC database. They discuss various P2 initiatives that businesses can take and describe the results that businesses have achieved by implementing them.

If your business is looking for more specific information about waste reduction, try performing a sector search. Go to the Sector Search page, select your category and then your sector, and then refine your search on the "Sector Search Criteria" page with the following choices:

  • "Information Type" – Case Study/Research or Manual/Guide
  • "Substance/Issue" – The waste/substance of concern to your business
  • "Audience Type" – Business or Organization, Small and Medium

Equipment and Facility

The records below link to resources contained within the CPPIC database. They discuss various P2 initiatives that businesses can take and describe the results that businesses have achieved by implementing them.

If your business is looking for more specific information about equipment and facility management, try performing a sector search. Go to the Sector Search page, select your category and then your sector, and then refine your search on the "Sector Search Criteria" page with the following choices:

  • "Information Type" – Case Study/Research or Manual/Guide
  • "Subject" – The subject area of concern to your business
  • "Audience Type" – Business or Organization, Small and Medium

Human Resources and Business Management

The records below link to resources contained within the CPPIC database. They discuss various P2 initiatives that businesses can take and describe the results that businesses have achieved by implementing them.

If your business is looking for more specific information about human resources and business management, try performing a sector search. Go to the Sector Search page, select your category and then your sector, and then refine your search on the "Sector Search Criteria" page with the following choices:

  • "Information Type" – Case Study/Research or Manual/Guide
  • "Subject" – The subject area of concern to your business
  • "Audience Type" – Business or Organization, Small and Medium