Pollution Prevention for Wood Products and Preserving

By choosing to take responsibility for the health and safety of their workers and the environment, forest-products companies and wood preservers can implement pollution prevention techniques such as reducing material inputs, re-engineering processes to reuse by-products, improving management practices, and substituting alternatives to toxic chemicals.

Resources from Ecology

Top Pollution Prevention Tips for Wood Preserving from Ecology's toxics reduction staff

Alternatives to Arsenic Treated Wood - Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Product Report

Alternatives to Chromium Copper Arsenate (CCA) wood

Pollution Prevention Resource Center Topic Hubs™

The Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) Topic Hubs™ include background information, pollution prevention opportunities, reasons for change, where to go for help, and links to more information for and about this sector.

Other Resources

Sustainable Building Sourcebook - Wood Treatment

King County Best Management Practices

US Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory

National Pesticide Information Center