See: pollution prevention (p2) at US Environmental Protection Agency
Law: US Code (Search for Title 42, Chapter 133: Pollution Prevention)
Summary: The Pollution Prevention Act, enacted in 1990, defines the national policy that pollution, in any form, should be prevented or reduced at the source whenever feasible, recycled, or treated in an environmentally safe manner, and disposed of as a last resort. This law covers pollutants in air, water and land, and as such relates directly to and guides policy development of other federal laws, including the Clean Air Act, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) .
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