Pollution Prevention (P2)

P2’s basic premise is that waste is the result of inefficiency, whether it stems from management, production flow, material selection, operations, or from the organization’s general culture.
Identify P2 Opportunities:

  1. Product Design/Material Selection
  2. Process Design
  3. Process Improvements/Material Substitution
  4. Energy Conservation
  5. Environmental Management System

P2 Techniques:

  1. Changes to raw material
  2. Modifications to process
  3. Improving O/M procedures
  4. Source control
  5. Recovery, Reclamation, and Reuse

The Concept is Simple
Cost associated with managing a waste can be significantly REDUCED by improving processes to more efficiently use all raw materials or by recovering the spent material for REUSE.

* This is part of Pollution Prevention by means of Publication