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PPI encourages you to participate in P2 Week, Sept. 18-22

P2 Week is an opportunity for individuals and businesses to focus on how to reduce pollution to our land, water, and air, as well as reducing the use of harmful chemicals--all with the ultimate objective of providing safer and healthier places to live and work.

PPI is proud to partner with EPA and Kansas businesses to help reduce pollution in our communities. Are you interested in a new P2 change, but are unsure how to implement it or curious about the economic and environmental value? PPI can help. Call us at (800) 578-8898 or email ksu-ppi@ksu.edu.

A variety of P2 resources can be found on PPI's website. Below are a few highlights.

P2 in Under 2 videos

Need some inspiration for P2 projects? Watch these short videos for ideas to jumpstart your P2 efforts. Subjects include powder data monitoring, powder coating, painter training, solvent reclamation and inventory control

Case Summaries


Looking for ways to integrate P2 into your business? We have more than 100 case summaries that profile a variety of ways to incorporate pollution prevention and reduce costs. Not sure where to begin? Give us a call at (800) 578-8898 and we can help!

PPI Intern Program

More than 100 Kansas companies have participated in the intern program, utilizing it to enhance energy efficiency, reduce and prevent pollution, decrease environmental emissions and save money. The host company application process is open now through Dec. 31, 2023. Apply now!

We are in search of a pollution prevention specialist and an environmental technician to join our team! Visit our website to learn more and apply.

Free Fall 2023 Hazardous Waste Generator Workshops

The basic workshop (9 a.m.-Noon) is designed as an introductory course in Kansas HW Regulations (RCRA).

The advanced workshop (1-4 p.m.) will provide a more detailed look at the following: 

  • Regulatory updates
  • e-Manifest Solvent-Contaminated Wipes Rule
  • K, U, and P-Listings
  • F-Listings
  • Used oil requirements

Workshop Locations

09/21/23 - Hays

09/26/23 - Edwardsville

09/28/23 - Wichita

Learn more and register >

Online hazardous waste training

Hazardous waste handlers are required to complete training annually, and new employees must be trained within six months of taking a position that requires they handle hazardous waste. This training needs to be documented and maintained for at least three years. 

PPI offers online training that includes a certificate of completion for $50 per user.

Enroll now >

KDOL Safety and Health Conference

We hope to see many of you at the 73rd Annual Safety & Health Conference in Topeka. This two-day conference features the latest in regulations, changes in laws and upcoming rules. Don't miss our session, "What's in Your Waste?" on Tuesday, Sept. 26!

Learn more >

Promoting Sustainability and Environmental Justice: A Local Event to Spark Change

In an effort to raise awareness about the impact of local industries and foster sustainable practices, PPI is hosting an event on Nov. 16 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Public Health Department Auditorium located at 619 Ann Ave., Kansas City. 

This event will highlight the critical intersections between industry innovation, pollution reduction, and environmental justice, with a goal to foster positive impacts within the local community through increased awareness and collaborative efforts.

Leveraging local industry expertise, including insights from representatives of Darling Ingredients, we will address pressing environmental issues, aiming to inspire and encourage a pathway to positive change. Join us for an engaging discussion complemented by light refreshments. Register for the event here.

Date: November 16, 4-6:30 p.m.

Location: Public Health Department Auditorium, 619 Ann Ave., Kansas City, KS 

Speaker: Darling Ingredients

Join PPI at the Wichita Industrial Trade Show

Join PPI at the Wichita Industrial Trade Show, October 17-19 at the Century II Expo Hall in Wichita. Explore the newest advancements in the industrial sector, connect with industry peers and learn about innovative pollution prevention practices.

Visit our booth

Stop by to see us at Booth 87 where we will be sharing the latest insights and resources offered by PPI.

Don't miss the seminar

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 101A for an informative seminar, "Pollution Prevention in Kansas: Successful Industry Projects with Metal Fabricators." Cris Brazil will present practical ways you can save money while reducing your environmental footprint.

Admission is free but requires registration online or at the door. For more details about registration, a full event schedule and other additional information, visit the official WITS website.

Upcoming Events

Sept. 26-29, 2023

KDOL 73rd Annual Safety & Health Conference, Topeka 

Oct. 17-19, 2023

Wichita Industrial Trade Show, Wichita

Nov. 15-16, 2023

Governor's Water Conference, Manhattan

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