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POLLUTION PREVENTION DECLARATION SUBMITTED DURING EARTH SUMMIT

 POLLUTION PREVENTION DECLARATION SUBMITTED DURING EARTH SUMMIT
 PITTSBURGH, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Union of Air Pollution Prevention Associations (IUAPPA) submitted to the United Nations a declaration on pollution prevention during the recent Earth Summit in Rio.
 The declaration is intended to form the basis that developed and developing countries can use to address economic advancement while maintaining environmental quality.
 Simply put, pollution prevention means not making pollution in the first place, instead of making it and then cleaning it up.
 The declaration highlights the importance of pollution prevention, such as its ability to address global climate change and the interrelationship of air, water and land. In addition, the declaration points out that pollution prevention can be adopted by essentially all organizations, industries and citizens. Pollution prevention helps reduce waste and conserve natural resources. It is also cost effective, practical and feasible.
 One conclusion the declaration draws is that "pollution prevention is the best possible solution for environmental protection on both environmental and economic grounds, being potentially the most effective method for reducing risks to human health and the environment and for containing costs."
 The declaration encourages all governments to include pollution prevention strategies in their existing environmental programs and encompasses such issues as product life cycle management. The declaration asks governments to adopt pollution prevention strategies in their procurement operations as well as in the design and operation of their facilities. It encourages the development of new pollution prevention strategies, international ventures and education.
 The Air & Waste Management Association, a member if IUAPPA, led the development of the declaration and then presented it to IUAPPA's executive committee, where it was adopted. The entire declaration appears in the June issue of the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association.
 The Air & Waste Management Association is a nonprofit technical and educational organization with nearly 13,000 members in more than 50 countries. Founded in 1907, the association provides a neutral forum where all sides of environmental issues receive equal consideration.
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 /EDITORS: The Air & Waste Management Association is a charter member of IUAPPA and is hosting its ninth World Air Congress Aug. 30-Sept. 4 in Montreal. Members of the media may attend the congress free of charge and obtain a copy of the declaration by calling Martha Swiss./
 /CONTACT: Martha Swiss of Air & Waste Management Association, 412-232-3444, ext. 126/ CO: Air & Waste Management Association; International Union of Air
 Pollution Prevention Associations ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU:


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