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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 State 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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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 Diversion

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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Green Chemistry and Emerging Contaminants

We work to address chemical pollution at its source by helping entities across New York State identify alternative chemicals and processes and adopt greener chemical solutions for safer and more sustainable products. Additionally, we provide educational and research support in Green Chemistry and emerging chemicals of concern.

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Outreach & Education

We educate businesses, organizations, and the public across New York State on using sustainability tools and methods to prevent waste, reuse materials, and avoid toxics. We work within key business sectors to develop and implement pollution prevention best practices, and we fund community projects to aid local initiatives that demonstrate broad community impact and address communities affected by environmental harms and risk such as environmental justice (EJ) communities.

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