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Simplified list of Environmental Industry Segments used by Environmental Business International, Inc.

Environmental Industry Segments



Examples of Clients

Environmental Services (Environmentally Preferable Services)

Environmental Testing & Analytical Services

Provide testing of “environmental samples” (soil, water, air and some biological tissues)

Regulated industries, Gov’t, C&E, Hazardous waste and remediation contractors

Wastewater Treatment Works

Collection and treatment of residential, commercial and industrial wastewaters. Facilities are commonly know as POTWs or publicly owned treatment works.

Municipalities, Commercial Establishments & All industries

Solid Waste Management

Collection, processing and disposal of solid waste

Municipalities & All industries

Hazardous Waste Management

Collection, processing and disposal of hazardous, medical waste, nuclear waste

Chemical, Petroleum, Mfgrs

Government agencies

Remediation/Industrial Services

Cleanup of contaminated sites, buildings and environmental cleaning of operating facilities

Government agencies

Property owners


Environmental Consulting & Engineering (C&E)

Engineering, consulting, design, assessment, permitting, project management, O&M, monitoring, etc.

Industry, Government

Municipalities, Waste Mgmt. companies, POTWs

Environmental Equipment (Environmentally Preferable Goods)

Water Equipment & Chemicals

Provide equipment, supplies and maintenance in the delivery and treatment of water and wastewater.

Municipalities & All industries

Instruments & Information Systems

Produce instrumentation for the analysis of environmental samples. Includes info systems and software.

Analytical services, Gov’t

Regulated companies

Air Pollution Control Equipment

Produce equipment and tech. to control air pollution. Includes vehicle controls.

Utilities, Waste-to-energy

Industries, Auto industry

Waste Management Equipment

Equipment for handling, storing or transporting solid, liquid or haz waste. Includes recycling/remediation equipment.


Generating industries

Solid waste companies

Process & Prevention Technology

Technology for in-process pollution prevention and waste recovery

All industries

Environmental Resources (can also be services; or equipment for renewable energy)

Water Utilities

Selling water to end users

Consumers, Municipalities & All industries

Resource Recovery

Selling materials recovered and converted from industrial by-products or post-consumer waste


Generating industries

Solid waste companies

Clean Energy Power & Systems

Selling power and systems in solar, wind, geothermal, small scale hydro, energy efficiency and DSM


All industries and consumers

Environmental Consumer Goods (Environmentally Preferable Products or EPPs)

Sustainable Agriculture Products

Agricultural products or finished food products derived from certified organic materials and processes.

Consumers, Food manufacturing companies, Food service companies

Sustainable Forestry Products

Timber or finished forest products derived from certified sustainable forestry programs.




Tourism revenues derived from certified eco-tourism locations that minimize ‘environmental footprint’ in transportation and lodging facilities



Source: Environmental Business International Inc. (San Diego, Calif.)




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