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					Introduction to Pollution Prevention
Introduction to Pollution Prevention

Miami-Dade County
Department of Environmental Resources Management

Overview
• • • • • • • What is P2? What is NOT P2? P2 and regulations Benefits of P2 Elements of a P2 program P2 in action (perspective, methods) Barriers to P2 Resources
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Introduction to Pollution Prevention

A Quick Exercise …
• Please initial and pass along:

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Why do we care?
• Polluters can easily contaminate our drinking water...
POLLUTER
WATER TREATMENT PLANT

HOMES

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Why do we care?
• We all breathe the same air ...

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What is Pollution Prevention (P2)?
• POLLUTION PREVENTION is the use of materials processes or practices that reduce or eliminate the creation of pollutants or wastes at the source.

Introduction to Pollution Prevention

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What are WASTE$?
• • • • • • W A S T E $ astewater ir emissions olid waste ime nergy

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P2 vs. Pollution Control
POLLUTION CONTROL
Reuse Treatment
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Source Reduction

POLLUTION PREVENTION

Disposal

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P2 and Regulations
• Pollution Prevention Act of 1990

SOURCE REDUCTION
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REUSE RECYCLE
TREATMENT
DISPOSAL

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P2 and Regulations
• Florida Pollution Prevention Act of 1991 • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (e.g. manifests) • Clean Air Act (e.g. Maximum Achievable Control Technologies) • Non-Point Discharge Elimination System (Stormwater P2 Plans)
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Benefits of P2
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Reduced costs Regulatory compliance Public health & the environment Improved image

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Benefits of P2
• • • • • • Reduced materials costs Reduced disposal costs Reduced compliance costs Reduced worker exposure Reduced risk & liability Reduced insurance costs

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P2 in Action: Perspective
• A new perspective ...

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P2 in Action: Perspective

Older woman

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Younger woman

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P2 in Action: Perspective
• Connect the dots • 4 straight lines • Continuous (don't lift pen from paper)
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P2 in Action: Perspective
• Think outside the box!

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P2 in Action: Methods
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Process elimination Housekeeping Inventory management Waste segregation

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P2 in Action: Methods
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Reuse / recycle Raw material substitution Equipment modifications Process changes

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Elements of a P2 Program
• • • • • Top management commitment P2 champion Waste tracking & cost allocation Employee involvement and training Recurring waste minimization assessments • Technology transfer and crossfeed
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Barriers to P2
• • • • • Inertia Finance Regulations Technology Learning curve

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Resources
• Florida Pollution Prevention Roundtable (FLPPR) online at:
– http://www.flppr.org
Introduction to Pollution Prevention

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Conclusion
• • • • • • • What is P2? What is NOT P2? P2 and regulations Benefits of P2 Elements of a P2 program P2 in action (perspective, methods) Barriers to P2 Resources
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Introduction to Pollution Prevention

What Can Be Done Starting Today

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