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New York State Pollution Prevention Institute

New York State Pollution Prevention Institute

More value. Less waste. Bigger impact. We redefine what sustainability means with every problem we solve.

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About Us

People across New York State want to make the places where they live and work more sustainable—but they don’t always know where to start. The New York Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) gives Empire State businesses, communities, and nonprofits the practical tools and solutions they need to realize the benefits of sustainability for our economy, environment, and our society as a whole.

Our team of engineers and sustainability specialists know firsthand the practical challenges facing organizations like businesses, municipalities, and communities who want to become more sustainable. That’s why they are able to offer customized solutions and educational resources that deliver on results and budget.

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Resources

 

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Sustainable Manufacturing Assessment

Manufacturers that incorporate sustainability into how they work are more efficient and productive while minimizing their impact on the environment. We guide New York State manufacturers step by step to become sustainable through cost-effective, implementable solutions.

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Supply Chain Sustainability

We support businesses in New York State that are ready to take advantage of supply-chain sustainability as an opportunity for lasting growth and success. We help our clients leverage supply-chain sustainability to better manage risk and to increase stakeholder value and brand loyalty.

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Technology Commercialization

We give the many businesses across New York State that are developing tomorrow’s groundbreaking products, technologies, and manufacturing processes the technical validation services they need to take their innovations to market with confidence. 

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Food Waste Reduction

We connect businesses, municipalities, and communities across New York State with the funding, expertise, and practical tools they need to sustainably manage food waste. We help our partners to identify practical solutions for mitigating the impacts of food waste through prevention, donation, and recycling.

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Life Cycle Assessment

As certified life-cycle assessment (LCA) professionals, we perform LCAs to help manufacturers, businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities make informed, smart choices to identify environmental hotspots, support green marketing claims, and meet customer sustainability demands.

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  • The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) was able to provide important information related to costs, increased efficiencies, elimination of a hazardous substance, and reduction in energy use….and also provided a very useful in depth analysis and was extremely easy to work with.

    Gene Pierce, Glenora Wine Cellars
  • The collaboration with NYSP2I was very successful and the results of our combined study are being shared within NY State and at a national level within the food industry.

    Jason Wadsworth, Sustainability Manager, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
  • NYSP2I provided an independent 3rd party assessment of our new lighting technology and confirmed an energy savings of >79% for our latest generation lighting product as compared to the existing metal halide exterior lighting.  As we introduce this new technology to the market, we anticipate the addition of 25 new jobs supporting new product design and manufacturing.

    James Hoffman, LED Display Technology, Inc.
  • The Pollution Prevention Institute has proved a key partner in helping us navigate confusing environmental requirements!

    Dana Wiser, Design Manager, Community Playthings
  • The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) helped us to better understand what options exist to potentially reduce, if not eliminate, halogenated solvent use in our facility. We hope to further sustainability efforts through continued evaluation and implementation of the findings provided by NYSP2I.

    Warren Hoy, Plant Manager, DuPont Yerke
  • Your combined efforts to develop our employee training course and then to teach the first round of classes was very helpful to us. I’m proud to inform you that we finished our audit last week and learned that we are the 4th company ever to have earned the Platinum rating.

    Bob Bechtold, President, Harbec Plastics
  • I recommend that all wineries, in fact all NY companies, consider having NYSP2I take a look at their operations to see how they can save money and reduce environmental impacts.

    Larry Perrine, Winemaker Channing Daughters Winery
  • The NYSP2I Project team took the time to fully understand our problem and previous efforts, then applied excellent resources (equipment and people) to identify solutions. The NYSP2I Project Team stayed focused on finding useable results and were always a pleasure to work with. 

    Dave Vance, Plant Manager, FMC Corporation - Tonawanda Plant
  • The engineers at the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) have helped us learn more about various technologies that can be used to clean and reuse water. NYSP2I provided very useful in depth analyses and has been great to work with.

    Brian T. Perry, Perry’s Ice Cream
  • The collaboration with NYSP2I was very successful; the entire process was well orchestrated by all parties involved.  The results of the study exceeded our expectation and provided data suitable for publication and promotion.  We appreciate the support from NYSP2I.

    Philip Block, PhD, Technology Director, FMC Global Peroxygens
  • RIT and NYSP2I resources have linked AAC with food transporters, providing invaluable input about the value proposition, key requirements, and market opportunities for our new product and supporting new product growth and employment in NY State.

    Erin Toner, American Aerogel Corporation
  • The third-party (testing) by NYSP2I through the GTAC program provided a valuable tool used in technical and commercial discussions with some of the largest corporations and engineering firms in the world.

    Terry Wright, Founder, ClearCove Systems Inc.