Waste reduction. , or “pollution prevention” means the practice of minimizing the generation of waste at the source and, when wastes cannot be prevented, utilizing environmentally sound on-site or off-site reuse and recycling. The term includes equipment or technology modifications, process or procedure modifications, product reformulation or redesign, and raw material substitutions. Waste treatment, control, management, and disposal are not considered pollution prevention, per the definitions under Part 143, Waste Minimization, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA), 1994 PA 451, as amended.
Examples of Waste reduction in a sentence
Waste reduction is best achieved at the planning and design stage, as well as by ensuring the implementation of good site practices.
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Waste reduction. , means any practice, such as an equipment or technology modification, a process or procedure modification, a reformulation or redesign of a produce, a substitution of raw materials, or improved management, training, or inventory control, which practice is undertaken by a person to directly or indirectly reduce the volume or quantity or toxicity of waste that may be released into the environment or that is treated at a location other than the location where it is produced.
Waste reduction as used in this clause, means preventing or decreasing the amount of waste being generated through energy and water efficient products and services, waste prevention, recycling, or purchasing recycled and environmentally preferable products.
Waste reduction means practices which reduce, avoid, or eliminate both the generation of solid waste and the use of toxic materials so as to reduce risks to health and the environment and to avoid, reduce, or eliminate the generation of wastes or environmental pollution at the source and not merely achieved by shifting a waste output or waste stream from one environmental medium to another environmental medium.