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Guide for Industrial Waste Management

Chapter 3: Integrating Pollution Prevention (PDF) (22 pp, 118K, About PDF)

This chapter offers advice on pollution prevention options when designing a waste management system. Pollution prevention measures such as source reduction, recycling, and treatment can reduce waste disposal needs; minimize impacts across all environmental media; reduce the volume and toxicity of toxic waste; and ease some of the burdens, risks, and liabilities of waste management.

This chapter helps to answer the following questions:


US EPA's Website for the Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) program, a key component for the government's "buy-recycled" program.

US EPA's Pollution Prevention Website provides general information about pollution prevention practices, describes the array of pollution prevention programs and initiatives administered by EPA and other programs, and provides contacts for further information.

US EPA's Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse online form for ordering pollution prevention publications.

US EPA's Compliance Assistance Website that contains a series of industry profiles/notebooks highlighting pollution prevention opportunities.

US EPA Region 3's pollution prevention Website describes tools for assessing pollution prevention.

The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable Website Exit EPA. The Roundtable is the largest membership organization in the country dedicated solely to promoting pollution prevention. This site contains information on workgroups, events, listserves, information resources, and membership.

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