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The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) is a research center headquartered on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus that is dedicated to helping New York State residents and businesses find implementable and cost-effective sustainability solutions.

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P2I News

P2I News

Making A Difference in the South Bronx with Pollution Initiatives
July 26, 2017

In 2010, NYC-EJA launched our Waterfront Justice Project, New York City’s first citywide community-based resiliency campaign.  When the City of New York initiated its overhaul of the Comprehensive Waterfront Plan (Vision 2020) in 2010, NYC-EJA began our advocacy campaign to convince the Bloomberg Administration to reform waterfront designations called Significant Maritime Industrial Areas, or SMIA’s.

NYC-EJA is also working in partnership with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS-DEC) and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) NYS Pollution Prevention Institute on the EPA-funded “NYC Industrial Waterfront Communities Pollution Prevention, Toxics Reduction, and Resiliency Planning” project in the South Bronx Significant Maritime and Industrial Area (SMIA). This 2-year project involves helping local businesses to identify and implement cost-effective strategies aimed at pollution prevention, toxics reduction, and climate adaptation.

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FuzeHub Success Story: Full Circle Feed
June 27, 2017

Learn how New York State Pollution Prevention Institute supported Full Circle Feed with uncovering alternative methods for the processing of treats that could increase the company’s efficiency, reduce energy use, and reduce waste.

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NYSP2I announces 10 statewide recipients of 2017-18 Community Grants Program
May 19, 2017

The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP21) has announced awardees of its 2017-18 Community Grants Program as part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to continue improving the health and environmental quality of New York state.

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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.