Pollution Prevention (P2)

  • Increase source reduction of pollutants and waste
  • Divert at least 50 percent of non-hazardous solid waste and at least 50% of construction and demolition debris by FY2015
  • Reduce printing paper use and increase use of uncoated printing and writing paper containing at least 30% post-consumer fiber
  • Reduce and minimize the acquisition, use and disposal of hazardous chemicals and materials
  • Evaluate the diversion of compostable and organic materials from the waste stream
  • Decrease use of chemical and implement integrated pest management and landscape management practices to reduce and eliminate the use of toxic and hazardous chemicals and materials


  • Lease electric, high-efficiency and hybrid vehicles
  • Reduce emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles
  • Encourage walking and biking; create a walking campus
  • Expand Argonne’s Bike Share program and improve biking conditions
  • Expand use of teleconferencing and videoconferencing