Pollution prevention (P2) is a “front-end” method to decrease costs, risks, and environmental concerns. In contrast to managing pollution after it is created, P2 reduces or eliminates waste and pollution at its source. Once practices are in place, savings from P2 continue year after year. Source control is a form of prevention, but instead of relying on not generating pollution sources it relies on removal of pollutants at their source. Two examples are provided below.
Prevention and source control not only reduce overall pollutant loads, but decrease loading to downstream best management practices (bmps), thus reducing maintenance needs and extending the life of those bmps.
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