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Term Pollution prevention
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The use of processes, practices and products that reduce or eliminate the generation of pollutants at their sources.  Prevention measures stop these pollutants from generating or penetrating waste streams or the environment before they are treated or eliminated. In this way, efficiency is increased in the use of natural resources, the maintenance of biodiversity and the improvement of the quality of life.

 

Topic  Sustainable developmentEnvironmental managementProtected areasEnvironmental pollution