The Glendale Pollution Prevention Program is primarily an educational initiative aimed at helping the business community learn how to use cost effective means to reduce and eliminate pollutants into our environment. Although this particular program is concerned mostly with water and wastewater related pollution prevention practices, many of these ideas and concepts can apply easily to air and solid waste pollution prevention.
Below you will find general pollution prevention information that can apply to all types of businesses. More industry specific information for areas of interest including automotive repair businesses and metal finishers will be added in the future. Also, check our Pollution Prevention section of the “Related Links and Information” page for several pollution prevention sites.
Benefits of Pollution Prevention:
- Improved Product Quality
- Environmental Protection
- Reduced Waste Handling and Disposal Cost
- Reduced Long Term Liability
- A Safer and Cleaner Workplace
- Improved Regulatory Compliance
- Reduced Raw Material Cost
- Improved Public Image
What Is Pollution Prevention?
Pollution prevention involves implementing practices and procedures that reduces or eliminates the use of substances that otherwise used would create pollution. Some examples:
- Good Operating Practices of Waste Segregation
- Spill & Leak Prevention by Improving Storage or Stacking Procedures
- Inventory Control by Reducing Expired Shelf-life Materials
- Product Redesign by Changing Specifications
- Process Modifications by Recycling Within the Process
- Material Substitutions by Using Aqueous Based Cleaners, Not Solvent Based
- On-site Recycling Utilizing Solvent Recovery Systems
- Off-site Recycling Such As Metal Recovery
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