Pollution prevention is any practice that reduces, eliminates or prevents pollution at its source. Reducing the amount of pollution produced means less waste to control, dispose of or treat. Pollution prevention is a key to protecting public health and the environment.
Here are some simple pollution prevention habits that you can start during pollution prevention week and continue every day!
Protect the Environment as You Clean
- Buy and use reusable mops, sponges and rags rather than disposable cleaning items. Launder these items between uses.
- Follow label directions and only use the amount of cleaning products you need.
- Check out the EPA’s Safer Choice labeling program that identifies cleaning and other products that are safer for your family and the environment.
- Make your own natural cleaners using products you may already have around the house. Get recipes for making environmentally friendly cleaning products…
Stop Buying Bottled Drinking Water
Make a commitment to drink tap water from a refillable bottle. You’ll save yourself money and keep throw-away plastic bottles out of landfills.
- Find out more about the high price and environmental cost of bottled water
- Take a water conservation pledge at Clear Choices Clean Water