Pollution Prevention - Research Article from Pollution A to Z

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Low-Hanging Fruit

There are many ways pollution can be prevented. Some of the simplest, the "low-hanging fruit" involve basic housekeeping and maintenance modifications that do not include major capital investments, but may produce significant dividends in terms of cost savings for compliance and operations.

In an industrial setting, low-cost options can involve simply changing the filters on equipment more frequently, improving the maintenance of machinery, or replacing a solvent with a water-based alternative that performs just as well. In an office setting, it may involve requiring that all documents are printed on both sides of paper and that mugs are used instead of disposable cups. Less toxic alternatives, whether they be cleaners or office paper produced without chlorine, are green choices. A farming operation can reduce its use of toxic pesticides or explore the economic feasibility of becoming an organic operation.

Energy efficiency is a major component of...

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