Measuring Pollution Prevention Progress
Large quantities of environmental quality data have been collected over the past 50 years by government agencies, industries, and non-governmental organizations. These databases have only limited usages to measure pollution prevention progress. There is a need to collect data on source reduction activities and their effects on waste and release quantities to measure pollution prevention progress. Pollution prevention is an increasingly popular subject, but different users have different measurement needs. Measuring pollution prevention progress sounds deceptively simple. Using a single measure to summarize pollution prevention will be applicable only in the simplest cases.
KeywordsWaste Reduction Measure Progress Toxic Release Inventory Construction Debris Toxic Release Inventory Data
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