Pollution Prevention (P2)
Pollution prevention (P2) is any practice that reduces, eliminates, or prevents pollution at its source, also known as "source reduction."
- Source reduction is fundamentally different and more desirable than recycling, treatment and disposal.
- There are significant opportunities for industry to reduce or prevent pollution at the source through cost-effective changes in production, operation, and raw materials use.
- The opportunities for source reduction are often not realized because existing regulations focus upon treatment and disposal.