||Cooperative approaches in minimizing hazardous wastes /
Bridges, James S. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;Du Pont de Nemours (E.I.) and Co., Wilmington, DE.
|| [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory],
Waste management ;
Hazardous materials ;
Pollution abatement ;
Environmental protection ;
Industrial wastes ;
Government policies ;
Research and development ;
Consumer products ;
Pollution regulations ;
Technology utilization ;
Waste minimization ;
Cooperative agreements ;
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
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||10 pages ; 28 cm
Pollution prevention is a term that describes approaches to environmental improvement that involve eliminating or reducing the quantity and/or toxicity of pollutants rather than treating pollutants for safer disposal. No longer can researchers be satisfied with providing support for regulations on pollution limits and control technologies without focusing their efforts on research to avoid producing the waste. Congress has declared a national policy on waste minimization as part of the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Research Strategies for the 1990s' recommends that EPA shift the contour of its environmental protection strategy from end-of-pipe control technology to pollution prevention. The purpose of the paper is to describe the current pollution prevention research program assigned to the Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory which incorporates multi-media direction in providing practical solutions to the complex problems of waste management through cooperation with industry and government.
"Published in Proceedings of the "Asia Pacific Cleaner Production Conference, Melbourne, Australia, February 24-27, 1992." "EPA 600/A-92/098." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.