Pollution Prevention through Green Design
journal contributionposted on 2015-04-01, 00:00 authored by Noelette Conway-Schempf, Lester B. Lave
Pollution prevention has become an environmental mantra of the 1990s. The rhetoric is easy, the practice more difficult. We know it is better to prevent than to remediate, and that in most cases attention to pollution prevention opportunities saves money in the long term. But preventing the generation of waste, environmental releases, and the inefficient use of resources requires the use of a suite of complementary environmental design, management, and policy tools-many of which do not exist yet!