P2: Pollution Prevention
In contrast to most pollution control strategies, which seek to manage a pollutant after it is formed and reduce its impact upon the environment, the pollution prevention approach seeks to increase the efficiency of a process, thereby reducing the amount of pollution generated at its source.

Economic Advantages
  • Savings in material and supply costs
  • Reduced waste disposal fees and treatment costs
  • More efficient work practices
  • Reduced liabilities
  • Elimination of expensive clean-up costs
  • Diminished need for on-site waste storage space
  • Improved Compliance with Regulations
  • Decreased pollution = improved compliance
  • Reductions decrease or eliminate the need for permits, manifesting, monitoring and reporting
  • Enhanced Competitive Advantage
  • Reduced waste = reduced cost = ability to manufacture products at less cost than competitors
  • Reduced use of hazardous chemicals = reduced spills and accidental releases = improved public relations
  • A growing number of consumers consider a firm’s environmental record when making purchasing decisions Improved Employee Safety and Morale
  • Minimizes employees exposure to hazardous chemicals
  • Improved training leads to safer work practices
  • A safer and cleaner work environment can increase employee enthusiasm and productivity
  • Many employees appreciate an organization’s efforts to reduce waste and protect the environment
  • Cleaner Environment
  • Everyone benefits from cleaner air and water.
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