Wednesday, 02 October 2002
A new section on Cleaner Production and Waste Prevention is now available at our website.
The latest addition to our website reflects the growing emphasis on preventing pollution rather than controlling it through end-of-pipe measures. The information provided goes beyond just minimization of waste, and focuses on preventing pollution in general. The page covers such concepts as cleaner production, pollution prevention, waste minimisation, eco-efficiency, and energy efficiency.
The new section begins with the clarification of basic terms. Then, it is demonstrated how prevention of pollution is being reflected in policy initiatives in Europe, followed by an overview of key institutions and organizations active in this area internationally and at the national level.
A collection of quality examples and case studies is available to show how prevention can be achieved in practice. This also includes a presentation of environmental management awards for municipal programs. Then, recent tendencies and approaches to environmental management are discussed, along with an overview of problems in implementation.
Finally, the page provides links and references to further sources of information, including various policy and technical manuals on prevention, and sectoral guides for specific industry branches. Several resources provide guidance and concrete examples of practical application in industry.