Following is a list of freeware that provides information on issues related to pollution prevention and recycling. Before you access any software or apps, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

California Materials Exchange (CalMAX)
By California Integrated Waste Management Board. A free service designed to help businesses find markets for non-hazardous materials they have traditionally discarded.

Earth911
By Earth911, Inc. . Find out the closest place where you can recycle various hazardous materials and household wastes.

Envirofacts Warehouse
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Allows you to retrieve environmental information from EPA databases on Superfund sites, drinking water, toxic and air releases, hazardous waste and Biennial Reporting System data, water discharge permits, and grants information. Use online queries to retrieve data or generate maps of environmental information by choosing from several mapping applications available through EPA's Maps On Demand.

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Database
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). A database of product-specific information (e.g., environmental standards and guidelines or contract language) developed by government programs, both domestic and international, as well as third parties.

EPEAT
By Green Electronics Council. The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) is a procurement tool to help institutional purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks, and monitors based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT also provides a set of performance criteria for the design of products, and provides an opportunity for manufacturers to secure market recognition for efforts to reduce the environmental impact of their products.

GOV.UK Waste and Environmental Impact
By The Environment Agency. Information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including waste management plans, hazardous waste and preventing pollution.

Green Conference Initiative
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). Opportunities for conference planners and suppliers (e.g., hoteliers, convention centers, and food service providers) that can help reduce pollution, energy use, and water use at a conference.

Green Vehicle Guide
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Find information about the air pollution emissions and fuel economy performance of different vehicles.

Greenhealth Tracker
By Practice Greenhealth . Helps health care facilities with a plan of action for reducing waste. This environmental data tracking tool helps your facility understand how hundreds of thousands of waste disposal dollars are being spent and organizes information by each type of waste.

HORIZON Solutions Site
By HORIZON Communications, UNEP, UNDP, UNPF, UNICEF, Harvard University, Yale University, and the IDRC of Canada. A source of case studies on proven or promising solutions drawn from all parts of the world and from both high and low technologies. Subjects include agriculture, biodiversity, desertification, forests, oceans, fisheries, land management, energy production and consumption, population, public health, toxic chemical and pollution control, transportation, waste management, and water quality and supply.

NetRegs Pollution Prevention Guidelines
By The Environment Agency. The Environment Agency, Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and SEPA have produced a range of UK-wide Pollution Prevention Guidelines (PPGs). Each PPG is targeted at a particular industrial sector or activity and aims to provide advice on statutory responsibilities and good environmental practice.

Paint and Coatings Consumer Information
By National Paint and Coatings Association. Provides handy information on paints, including paint estimators, lead paint advice, what to do with leftover paint, and industry facts.

Persistence, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Profiler (PBT Profiler)
By US Environmental Protection Agency. The PBT Profiler was developed as a voluntary screening tool to identify pollution prevention opportunities for chemicals without experimental data.

Real Costs
By Michael Mandiberg. A Firefox plug-in that inserts emissions data into travel related e-commerce websites.

Recycler's World
By RecycleNet Corporation. A world-wide trading site for information related to secondary or recyclable commodities, by-products, used and surplus items or materials.

Search the EPA Internet
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Search the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) web site.

SOLV-DB
By National Center for Manufacturing Sciences. Information on commercially available solvents including health and safety considerations, chemical and physical data, regulatory responsibilities, and environmental fate.

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