Pollution prevention means working at the source of pollutants to prevent them from being generated or to reduce the amount generated. It is using materials and energy more efficiently, and conserving natural resources, including water. It is following best management practices, and involving all employees in their implementation, to reduce and prevent pollution. Finally, pollution prevention means also seeing the financial benefits of increased efficiency in the use of raw materials, energy, water or other resources.
Pollution prevention and other environmental stewardship activities, such as recycling and waste management, help ensure that Indiana’s environment and economy are sustained for future generations.
More information about pollution prevention and its history can be found on the U.S. EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics web site.