?Who Creates Pollution
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?Who do you think creates all these different types of pollution
Pollution is created by industries, offices, schools, farms, cars, and
.even our homes

There are many things in our daily lives that we use to make our lives
easier, safer and more comfortable - however these things also create
وpollution and waste that are bad for the environment. Cars, fast food
وnewspapers, air conditioning, household appliances (i.e. microwaves
hairdryers) and many other items all result in pollution. Pollution not
only happens in your home but also on your street. Garbage spills from
.garbage cans and exhaust fumes from cars, trucks, buses

?What is Pollution Prevention
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Usually, once pollution is created it is here to stay. When we try to
clean up pollution after it has already been created, sometimes we just
end up shifting it from one place to another (i.e. from land to air or to

Therefore, instead of trying to clean up pollution or wastes after it has
been created, pollution prevention looks at ways of reducing the creation
of pollution and waste by changing the way we buy, make or discard of
things. Pollution prevention aims to identify activities or areas in
processes where waste can be avoided such as: where less toxic or less
hazardous materials can be substituted for the more toxic ones; and where
.energy, water or other raw materials can be saved or conserved

The pollution prevention approach tries to focus on reducing pollution at
.(the source (i.e. where it is first created

Pollution costs money. In the past, industries and businesses really only
looked at the cost of treating and disposing of pollution. But pollution
.is not only expensive to treat; it also takes energy and resources (i.e
labour, time) to create it in the first place. Therefore, in the long
run, it costs less to avoid creating waste or pollutants from the start
.than trying to clean up, treat or dispose of it

?What is not considered Pollution Prevention
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In the past, when pollution was created people looked for ways to control
the pollution after it was created. Treating wastewater, filtering air
emissions and using landfills for solid waste are all methods of
controlling pollution after it is generated. Controlling or treating
pollution is not considered to be pollution prevention. For example when
wastewater from a factory or a home is treated, the water ends up cleaner
but the factory is then left with sludge made up of all the materials
that were filtered out of the water and which needs to be disposed of on
land. In other words, pollution control or treatment often moves the
.pollution from one type of medium (i.e. air, water, land) to another

:Examples of activities that are not pollution prevention include

Any kind of waste treatment or pollution control *

. Recycling that takes place outside of the building or industry *
Although recycling does help reduce the amount of garbage sent for
disposal it does not prevent pollution. Energy and money still need to
be spent to recycle the materials (i.e. melting plastic or glass into
.( new objects

Transferring hazards or toxics from one medium to another (i.e. from *
(air to water or land to air

Diluting or making something less toxic or hazardous by adding water *
or another substance

These all work to control or manage the pollution once it has already
been created. Remember - pollution prevention wants to stop the pollution
.or waste from ever being produced