Prevention is Better than Cure: Sustainability

Pollution prevention rather than trying to address problems caused by pollution is essential for efficient, economically viable development, ie Sustainable Development.

It  makes sense, both economically and environmentally, to.

  • Reduce the input of materials and energy
  • Minimize the amount of waste for treatment and disposal
  • Reuse or sympathetically dispose/treat of wastes
  • Invest in prevention to save on Capital and Operational expenditure

Benjamin Franklin, “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure”