BIG SAVINGS BY PREVENTING POLLUTION, REPORT SAYS
On February 17 the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable released its first comprehensive study detailing the results of state and local pollution prevention programs. According the to report, "An Ounce of Pollution Prevention is Worth 167 Billion Pounds of Cure - A Decade of Pollution Prevention Results: 1990-2000," state and local governments in the United States saved $666 million and reduced pollutants by 167 billion pounds nationwide in the 1990s. The report was funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxics (OPPT), Pollution Prevention Division, and documents the results of 60 state and local pollution prevention programs. To learn more about NPPR, visit www.p2.org. The report is available at www.p2.org/p2results/2418_historyfinal.pdf .
Terry Link, Director
Office of Campus Sustainability
525 S. Kedzie
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824