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Celebrating 20 Years of Pollution Prevention in Indiana

Pre-Conference Training

Managing Risk Through Pollution Prevention

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Address: The Palms, 2353 Perry Road, Plainfield, IN 46168



This one day workshop will lead to a better understanding of environmental risk management for businesses and how to reduce those risks with pollution prevention techniques. Although all medias will be covered, there will be an emphasis on wastewater treatment risks and mitigation. The day will combine lecture with hands on exercises to lead the group towards identification of specific practices they can undertake at their facilities to reduce risk.

20th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Tradeshow

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  • Conference Materials
  • Continuing Education Units:
    • Wastewater Operators (WWT17-3142-TO3-G2.5)
      • 3 technical hours and 2.5 general hours
    • Drinking Water Operators (PWSG17-6229)
      • 7 general hours
    • Professional Engineers and Certified Hazardous Materials Managers
      • 7 professional hours
  • Continuing Legal Education (Forthcoming)

Conference Details:

The 20th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Tradeshow will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the Palms Banquet and Conference Center in Plainfield, Indiana. This year’s conference theme is “Celebrating 20 Years of Pollution Prevention in Indiana.”

For the twentieth year, the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention (Partners) are hosting a statewide pollution prevention conference and trade show. Conference topics will range from new and innovative pollution prevention technologies being used in Indiana to training on how pollution prevention (P2) can save facilities money.

This year’s conference features keynote speakers Mr. Tom Neltner, Chemicals Policy Director of the Environmental Defense Fund and Mr. Sam George, managing partner for Rivergreen Water Recycling. Mr. Neltner was a principal founder of the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention and will share his perspective on the early days of the Partners for Pollution Prevention. Also a principal founder of the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention, Mr. George will share his thoughts, from a manufacturing perspective, on the founding and early history of the Partners for Pollution Prevention and how it’s changed over the last 20 years.

The Partners Conference will also feature two concurrent breakout sessions and a tradeshow of exhibitors displaying their products and services to promote P2.

Conference Sponsors:

Many thanks to our conference sponsors who help keep costs low and work on pollution prevention throughout the state!

Gold Level:

Eli Lilly and Company, Evonik, and General Motors, LLC

Silver Level:

Allegion (Von Duprin), SRG Global, US Ecology, and Wabash National Corporation

Bronze Level:

Helmer Scientific, Inc., Mead Johnson Nutrition, Red Spot Paint & Varnish Co, Inc., and Nestle USA