Pollution Prevention

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Pollution Prevention?

1. Identifying areas, processes, and activities which create excessive waste products or pollutants in order to reduce or prevent them through, alteration, or eliminating a process. Such activities, consistent with the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990, are conducted across all EPA programs and can involve cooperative efforts with such agencies as the Departments of Agriculture and Energy. 2. EPA has initiated a number of voluntary programs in which industrial, or commercial or "partners" join with EPA in promoting activities that conserve energy, conserve and protect water supply, reduce emissions or find ways of utilizing them as energy resources, and reduce the waste stream. Among these are

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Agricultural Pollution   Air Pollution   Air Pollution Control Device   Air Pollution Episode   Indoor Air Pollution   Industrial Pollution Prevention   Nutrient Pollution   Pollution   Prevention of Significant Deterioration PSD   
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