Accelerated Reduction/Elimination Toxics (ARET) Program
â€œThe 1994 ARET challenge officially came to a close at the end of the 2000 calendar year. ARET was an industry led voluntary challenge program which ran from 1994 through 2000. ARET attracted the participation of 318 facilities from 171 companies representing 8 major Canadian industrial sectors. Collectively these participants achieved a total reduction in releases to the environment of almost 28,000 tonnes of toxic substances. Complete results for the final 2 years of the program will be published in the upcoming Environmental Leaders 4 report. Since the conclusion of the original ARET program, Environment Canada has been working with many stakeholders to design a successor program, ARET 2.â€�
Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention (C2P2)
The Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention (C2P2) is a non-profit organization that was founded to encourage the adoption of pollution prevention approaches.
Canadian Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse (CPPIC) Environment Canada National Office of Pollution Prevention
"The Canadian Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse (CPPIC) is an Internet tool linking Canadians to the information they need to practice pollution prevention (P2) and develop P2 plans."
This website, funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, contains information on developing and implementing pollution prevention (P2) projects.
â€œYour guide to hundreds of pollution prevention (P2) resources on the internetâ€�. P2 GEMS is maintained by the University of Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI).
Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse (EPIC)
This website provides a centralized source of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) pollution prevention (P2) information and resources.
Pollution Solutions: Waste Reduction Assistance for Business
Note that this is a U.S. based resource and legislation-related information is not applicable in Canada.
The International Cleaner Production Information Clearinghouse (ICPIC), The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP)
Â â€œICPIC is a collection of cleaner production information databases that includes examples of technical applications, policy applications, abstracts of available publications, contact information of expert institutions, and information sources available from UNEP Cleaner Production.