P3 Student Teams Take on Pressing Environmental Problems

EPA Awards Funding to Student Teams to Solve Environmental and Public Health Challenges.

Sustainable and Healthy Communities Projects

Through the P3 program, EPA supports research for developing and demonstrating technologies to prevent contamination by toxic materials and to reduce solid waste that goes to landfills. Check out the P3 projects focused on these topics below.


Converting Crop Waste into Construction Material video
University of California, Riverside, CA
Cool and Sustainable Sidewalks video screenshot
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Rare Earth Elements Recovery Using Food Waste
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
Remediation of PFAS-contaminated Soil and Sediment video
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Smartphones to Reduce Food Waste and Insecurity poster
Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH
Sorbent-Amended Caps for PFAS-Contaminated Sediments
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Urban Food Lab: Composting Plastic in Aquaponics video
New York University, New York, NY