The Pollution Prevention Act defines pollution prevention as "source
reduction," and it defines "source reduction" as any practice which:
- Reduces the amount of any hazardous substance, pollutant, or
contaminant entering any waste stream or otherwise released into the
environment (including fugitive emissions) prior to recycling,
treatment, or disposal; and
- Reduces the hazards to public health and the environment
associated with the release of such substances, pollutants, or
The term includes: equipment or technology modifications, process or
procedure modifications, reformulation or redesign of products,
substitution of raw materials, and improvements in housekeeping,
maintenance, training, or inventory control.
The term does not include any practice which alters the physical,
chemical, or biological characteristics or the volume of a hazardous
substance, pollutant, or contaminant through a process or activity which
itself is not integral to and necessary for the production of a product
or the providing of a service.
Additionally, the Act includes in the definition of pollution prevention
other practices that reduce or eliminate the creation of pollutants
- Increased efficiency in the use of raw materials, energy, water,
or other resources, or
- Protection of natural resources by conservation.
Learn more at the
Florida Pollution Prevention Program main page.
April 19, 2012