Analysis of industrial pollution prevention programs in selected Asian countries

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Industrialization in developing countries is causing increasing environmental damage. Pollution prevention (P2) is an emerging environmental concept that could help developing countries achieve leapfrog goals, bypassing old and pollutive technologies and minimizing traditional control practices. The current P2 promotion activities in Hong Kong, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand are discussed. These programs, generally initiated in the last 5 years, are classified into five categories: awareness promotion, education and training, information transfer, technical assistance, and financial incentives. All important at the early stages of P2 promotion, these programs should inform industries of the benefits of P2 ... continued below

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Chiu, S.Y. May 1, 1995.

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  • Chiu, S.Y. Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Environmental Assessment Div.

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Industrialization in developing countries is causing increasing environmental damage. Pollution prevention (P2) is an emerging environmental concept that could help developing countries achieve leapfrog goals, bypassing old and pollutive technologies and minimizing traditional control practices. The current P2 promotion activities in Hong Kong, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand are discussed. These programs, generally initiated in the last 5 years, are classified into five categories: awareness promotion, education and training, information transfer, technical assistance, and financial incentives. All important at the early stages of P2 promotion, these programs should inform industries of the benefits of P2 and help them identify applicable P2 measures. Participation in these programs is voluntary. The limited data indicate that adoption of P2 measures in these countries is not yet widespread. Recommendations for expanding P2 promotion activities include (1) strengthening the design and enforcement of environmental regulations; (2) providing P2 training and education to government workers, nongovernmental organizations and labor unions officials, university faculties, and news media; (3) tracking the progress of P2 programs; (4) implementing selected P2 mandatory measures; (5) identifying cleaner production technologies for use in new facilities; (6) implementing special programs for small and medium enterprises; and (7) expanding P2 promotion to other sectors, such as agriculture and transportation, and encouraging green design and green consumerism.

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OSTI as DE95011847

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  • Pacific basin conference on hazardous waste, Alberta (Canada), 7-12 May 1995

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  • Other: DE95011847
  • Report No.: ANL/EA/CP--86430
  • Report No.: CONF-9505208--1
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/71323 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 71323
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc703712

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Chiu, S.Y. Analysis of industrial pollution prevention programs in selected Asian countries, report, May 1, 1995; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703712/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.