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What You Can Do At Home:
Pollution Prevention (P2)

Every action that we take impacts the environment, either helping or hurting it. DEQ is committed to helping you learn how to reduce your environmental footprint through Pollution Prevention, known as P2, practices. P2 is about reducing the amount of any hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant released into the environment in order to reduce the hazards to public health and the environment. P2 is also about preserving resources by using raw materials, energy, water, and other natural resources more efficiently at home, at work, in your personal vehicle, and in your yard.

The following are tips for preventing pollution at home:

Indoor Air Quality

Choose Clean Air

Energy Conservation

Water Conservation

Recycling and Waste Reduction

What You Can Do In Your Yard

The following are tips for preventing pollution or conserving water in your yard:

What You Can Do In Your Personal Vehicle

The following are tips for preventing pollution in your vehicle

What You Can Do At Work

The following are tips for preventing pollution at work:

Air Quality

Energy Conservation

Recycling and Waste Reduction

Water Conservation

Links to Other Resources

  • DEQ’s BizHelp Program
    DEQ’s BizHelp program provides strategies for helping Utah companies use resources more efficiently while saving money.
  • DEQ’s Clean Utah Program
    DEQ’s Clean Utah program encourages and rewards Utah companies for going beyond compliance to preserve and protect Utah’s environment.
  • DEQ’s Pollution Prevention: For Business
    DEQ’s P2 for Business Webpage provides examples of the steps that businesses can follow to eliminate, reduce, or reuse waste.
  • Peak to Prairie’s Pollution Prevention Information Center
    Peak to Prairie’s encourages the adoption of P2 practices by citizens, small businesses, and local governments.
  • Salt Lake City’s e2 Business Program
    SLC’s e2 program is dedicated to helping Salt Lake’s business community run in a more environmentally and economically sustainable manner.