Responsible Consumption and Production

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| Editors: Walter Leal Filho, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Pinar Gökcin Özuyar, Tony Wall

Pollution Prevention and Control Strategies, Implications and Challenges

  • Rodrigo SalvadorEmail author
  • Murillo Vetroni Barros
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Pollution has been discussed ever since industrial revolution has brought the bonuses and onuses of industrial and technological development. According to the English Oxford Dictionary (OXFORD 2019), pollution is “the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance which has harmful or poisonous effects.” In summary, it is something that can cause harm to the environment.

Human activities have been throwing at the environment the need to deal with materials in forms previously unknown. The discovery and advancement of materials and products temporarily useful to humans also bring the need to control all the harm done to the environment caused by artificial production activities, thus the concept of pollution control. Pollution control embeds the series of methods, techniques, technologies, practices, and policies used to reduce or eliminate the emission of pollutants to the environment, whereas pollution preventionis any practice that deals with pollution...

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This work was supported by the Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) and the Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sustainable Production Systems Laboratory (LESP)Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR)Ponta GrossaBrazil

Section editors and affiliations

  • Leonardo Sta. Romana
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  1. 1.Senior Economic Consultant (Independent); and (Publisher)ManilaPhilippines