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Cleaner Technology
 

Technologies introduced to clean/scrub/recover the emissions are now know as "end of pipe" technologies. They are expensive and a wasteful way to deal with pollution. "Cleaner technologies" advocate going back to the source - as industrial hygiene intended. At source the environmental aspects of a process can be dealt with before they become environmental impacts.

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The key difference between pollution control and cleaner production is timing. Pollution control is after-the-event, a 'react and treat' approach. Cleaner production is a forward-looking, 'anticipate and prevent' philosophy.

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