Pollution prevention


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Pollution prevention

Reducing the amount of energy, materials, packaging, or water in the design, manufacturing, or purchasing of products or materials in an effort to increase efficient use of resources, reduce toxicity, and eliminate waste.
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DEQ noted how the facility incorporates pollution prevention into its daily operations by reducing raw materials or toxic materials purchased; hazardous or solid waste generated; water, energy or fuel used; or air pollutants emitted.
"We have kept operating costs under control, have significantly out-performed our leakage reduction targets and our focus on pollution prevention means we continue to make strong progress in this area."
Along with site visits, NHPPP offers pollution prevention workshops, answers requests for information from both businesses and individuals, and has developed award-winning guidance documents that assist companies in reducing their wastes.
Ben Jarvis, Idaho DEQ pollution prevention project coordinator, says the activity or action "can be as simple as changing a process, using different raw materials, modifying a product, or preventing leaks and spills."
Pollution prevention, also referred to as "source reduction," is viewed by its advocates as the first in a hierarchy of options to reduce risks to human health and the environment.
* The 14th Civil Engineer Squadron Pollution Prevention Team, Columbus AFB, MS, won in the Team/Individual Pollution Prevention category.
The guide was developed to accommodate the wide range of knowledge and experience about stormwater pollution prevention that currently exists among operators--from novice to expert-and assumes that the reader will obtain a copy of the appropriate NPDES Construction General Permit and use both documents to develop a SWPPP
* Pollution Prevention Team, Commander Navy Region Mid-Atlantic
Boston, U.S.A., Sept 6, 2006 - (JCN Newswire) - A process improvement specialist from Boston, Massachusetts, USA, has been honored by the leading association of pollution prevention practitioners for his 25-year efforts to encourage organizations to reduce their impacts on the environment.
James Walker has produced a 24 page booklet explaining aspects of the EU Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive, which is available free to help companies through this new legislation.

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