What Are Some Common Pollution Prevention Methods?
• Process Efficiency Improvement: As businesses strive to be more competitive, they are continually looking for opportunities to improve the efficiency of their operations in order to reduce costs. Pollution prevention does provide cost savings. Reducing waste from operations reduces its cost. • Raw Material Modification/Substitution: Using less toxic/hazardous raw materials can reduce the toxicity of waste materials and emissions. • Preventative Maintenance: Maintaining equipment in proper operating condition can reduce waste and unnecessary downtime. • Equipment Modification/Replacement: Modifying/replacing existing equipment can reduce inefficiencies and associated emissions. • Waste Stream Segregation: Segregating waste streams can sometimes allow for reuse of waste materials back into the operation as raw materials (I.E. combustion sources). • In-Process Recycling/Reuse: Reusing by-products/waste in the process can reduce the consumption and energy of raw materials (I.E. Filtratio