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What is Pollution Prevention (P2)?

Faced with mounting disposal costs and increasingly stringent environmental regulations, and seeing the potential to benefit from a positive public image, more and more industries are adopting pollution prevention programs and setting aggressive goals to reduce pollutants.  The terms "pollution prevention" and "source reduction" are often used interchangeably to refer to practices that reduce the creation of wastes and pollutants at their source.  The US EPA gives this approach a top priority as stated in the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990: "...whenever feasible, pollution should be prevented or reduced at the source; ...pollution that cannot be prevented should be recycled; ...pollution that cannot be prevented or recycled should be treated; and disposal or other release into the environment should be employed only as a last resort..."  P2 strategies can include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

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