Pollution prevention reduces the amount of pollution generated
by a process, whether it is consumer. In contrast to most pollution
control strategies, which seek to manage a after it is formed and reduce
its impact upon the environment the pollution prevention approach seeks
to increase the efficiency of a process, thereby reducing the amount of
pollution generated at its source. Although there is wide agreement
that source reduction is the preferred strategy, some professionals also
use the term pollution prevention to include pollution reduction.
With increasing human population, pollution has become a great
concern. Pollution from human activities is a problem that does not have
to be inevitable. With a comprehensive pollution prevention program,
most pollution can be reduced, reused, or prevented. The US Environmental Protection Agency works to introduce pollution prevention programs to reduce and manage waste.