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Re: P2 and ISO 14000

There is a list server that just deals with ISO 14000.  There was an extended 
string of comments on P2 not too long ago.  You can search their digest on the 
Internet  http://www.quality.org/ISO14000/digest-archives/14digest.html  My 
recollection is that most ISO 14000 practitioners are not paying mucb attention 
to "the prevention of pollution."  It is a very minor issue to them.  They are 
still debating whether an ISO 9000 practitioner is more qualified than an 
environmental person to conduct an ISO 14001 project.  By the way, pollution 
prevention in every other language translates into English as the prevention of 
pollution.  Think about it.  Every time I see a company win a governor's award 
for a closed loop system (for water), I think about all the other wastes that 
this ancillary operation is causing.  If they used process mapping, they too 
would see that TRUE P2 is still the way to go.  We do not need to order 
companies to go there.  Those that want to stay in business will have to find 
out for themselves.

Bob Pojasek
Cambridge Environmental Inc.
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Cambridge, MA 02141
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