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Environmental Management Systems

EPA Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics, Design for the Environment Program to assist businesses in creating and implementing EMS. Links to assessment tools, manual, DfE-EMS tools, worksheets and case studies. Read More

ISO 14000 & 14001

Capaccio Environmental Engineering provides links to newsletters, standard overviews, EMS and Eco-Efficiency articles, publications, discussion lists, companies, registrars and organizations. Read More

"The Dirt on Phytoremediation"

Phytoremediation uses plants to remove or degrade pollutants in the environment. The projected U.S. phytoremediation market will expand more than ten-fold between 1998 and 2005, to over $214 million. Researchers are matching plants to pollutants, in an effort to increase phytoremediation’s effectiveness. Currently, grasses, poplars, cottonwoods, and other plants are cleaning up heavy metals, chemical solvents, explosives, petroleum hydrocarbons, and pesticides. (Requires purchase or subscription to view more than the abstract.) Read More

Phytoremediation Online Decision Tree

Phytoremediation is implemented by establishing a plant or community of plants that have been selected to provide the required remediation mechanisms. The technology exploits the natural hydraulic and metabolic processes of plants, and thus is passive and solar driven. The technology can be used in combination with mechanical treatment methods or as a “stand alone” treatment method. Read More

Environmental Management Systems: An Implementation Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Organizations

A guide to the use of environmental management systems. Read More

University of Florida, Training, Research & Education for Environmental Occupations (TREEO) Center

Links to courses for stormwater, GIS/GPS, lead and asbestos abatement, hazardous materials, solid waste, water & wastewater, and health & safety. Read More

EMS Alliance

ems-Alliance is a worldwide network of independent and equal Electronics Manufacturing Service providers. With access to 32 manufacturing facilities in all regions of the world, ems-ALLIANCE members can provide their customers with cost-effective solutions both locally and globally. EMS providers and institutions help members develop and implement an ISO 14001-aligned EMS. Read More

SAGE Solvent Alternative Guide

SAGE is a comprehensive guide designed to provide pollution prevention information on solvent and process alternatives for parts cleaning and degreasing. SAGE was developed by the Surface Cleaning Program at Research Triangle Institute in cooperation with the U.S. EPA Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division (APPCD). Read More

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management

Databases for Department of Energy giving access to DOE waste, cleanup guidelines or criteria, Integrated Planning, Accountability and Budgeting System, publications, and forms for changes to project baseline summaries. Read More

NSF International

Not-for-profit organization concerned with public health safety and environment protection. NSF is one of the administrators of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to TC 207 and one of the official sources of the ISO 14000 standards. Read More


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