What is Pollution Prevention?

The P2 Hierarchy
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Pollution Prevention is the use of processes, practices, or products that reduce or eliminate the generation of pollutants and wastes or that protect natural resources through conservation or more efficient use.

Rather than treat waste streams after they are generated, pollution prevention focuses on the processes that generate pollution and works toward reducing or eliminating pollution at the source.

To learn more, please contact:

Julie Churchill 207-287-7881