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This is an old quality saying....a flaw found in the design phase costs $1;
a flaw found in the pilot/bench/testing stage costs $10; a flaw found after
manufacturing and sale costs $100. Think about the notion of recalls...the
same thing applies to P2 approaches versus control, compliance and clean-up.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Environmental Stewardship Office
At 12:33 PM 9/27/2001 -0700, Nover, Margaret wrote:
>There is a quote that I am reminded of that goes something like
>A business invests $1 in pollution prevention, or $10 to control pollution
>at end of pipe or $100 to clean up pollution.
>Has anyone else heard this quote? and know of it's source?
>Pollution Prevention Program
>City of Portland, Oregon
>Fax: (503) 823-6995
>Visit this website: http://www.cleanrivers-pdx.org/p2
- From: "Nover, Margaret" <MARGARET@BES.CI.PORTLAND.OR.US>