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Box 4. Waste Management Hierarchy

The federal Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 established source reduction-preventing the generation of toxic chemicals in waste at their source-as the preferred approach waste management. This national policy also established a hierarchy of options for situations where source reduction is not feasible:

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