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The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I)

Watch a video about NYS P2I success stories with businesses (link leaves the DEC website) and check out other clips on DEC's YouTube Channel (link leaves the DEC website).

New York State Pollution Prevention Institute LogoThe NYS Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) promotes cost effective methods to conserve energy, reduce wastes and improve performance. NYSP2I can help your business incorporate sustainability into everyday practices, improve productivity, and reduce your carbon footprint..

NYSP2I offers technical assistance in the fields of remanufacturing, polymer processing, toxics reduction, resource conservation, environmental engineering, biofuels testing, environmental management systems, and green chemistry.

NYSP2I partners with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) along with Clarkson University, Cornell University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), SUNY Binghamton and ten different statewide Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (MEPs). The university partners offer wide variety of technical expertise and facilities. The MEPs have a large base of business contacts and currently offer their clients a variety of services focused on improved efficiency.

The Mission of NYSP2I


NYSP2I will provide a statewide, comprehensive and integrated program aimed at making NY more sustainable for businesses, employees, the public and the environment. NYSP2I services include, but are not limited to:

  • technology research
  • development and diffusion
  • public outreach
  • training and education

What NYSP2I can offer to your organization

On-site Assistance. P2I provides on-site technical assistance for:

  • process evaluation
  • audit and improvement
  • pollution prevention strategies
  • staff training
  • technology transfer and scale-up, including the identification of pollution prevention opportunities, development of process and product designs, and training on equipment and systems
  • Customized programs to directly benefit a specific business.

Research, Development & Diffusion. R,D&D targets range from traditional industries such as:

  • printing
  • dry cleaning
  • metal finishing
  • nanotechnology
  • sustainable bio-based materials
  • The P2I research program which focuses on pollution prevention technology as well as management practices. Projects address product and process design, evaluation of alternative materials, studies of supply chains, and green chemistry approaches.

Community Grants: This program is available to not-for-profit organizations, institutions, and local governments in New York State. Grants will be used to fund community-based pollution prevention programs and may include research, education, outreach, implementation, and training.

For More Information

Visit NYS P2I's website (link leaves the DEC website) if you would like to learn more about how their services can help your company.

Visit the Hazardous Waste Reduction Planning Program's Resources Page for further information on NYS P2I educational resources such as webinars and case studies.