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Environmental Management Assistance Program

Pollution Prevention

Pollution is a drain to a firm’s bottom line. Whether it is air emissions, wastewater discharges, or solid or hazardous wastes, pollution is any waste resulting from inefficiencies in a firm’s operations.

EMAP can help assist small businesses utilize pollution prevention techniques to identify waste streams, discover opportunities in operations or equipment, improve efficiency, and save money.

Pollution prevention looks to the source of the pollution and attempts to eliminate the entire problem up front, rather than trying to control pollution after it has been created. This approach can involve:

A significant additional benefit of pollution prevention is that it can actually take your business beyond mere compliance, thus reducing or eliminating regulatory compliance challenges. 

There is often environmental funding opportunities to implement pollution prevention projects, so there is an additional incentive to reduce waste and save money.

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Jeremy Hancher is the EMAP Program Manager located at the Widener University SBDC.  He holds over 15 years of experience in environmental compliance, environmental policy, and program management.  He is proud to be the team lead of the award-winning EMAP program which provides free and confidential environmental assistance to the Pennsylvania small business community in fulfillment of the requirements of the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Control Act and Section 507 of the federal Clean Air Act.
In 2015, Jeremy was part of the team effort when EMAP was recognized by US EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy for Outstanding Accomplishments by a State Small Business Environmental Assistance Provider in Providing Technical Environmental Assistance to the Small Business Community. Jeremy holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a certificate from the Wharton School.