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”