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In Reducing Toxics, leading experts address industry, technology, health, and policy issues and explore the potential for pollution prevention at the industry and facility levels. They consider both the regulatory and institutional settings of toxics reduction initiatives, prescribe strategies for developing a prevention framework, and apply these principles in analyzing industry case studies. Among the topics considered are: the evolution of, and limits to, current environmental policy incorporating prevention ...
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Reducing Toxics: A New Approach To Policy And Industrial Decisionmaking

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Overview

In Reducing Toxics, leading experts address industry, technology, health, and policy issues and explore the potential for pollution prevention at the industry and facility levels. They consider both the regulatory and institutional settings of toxics reduction initiatives, prescribe strategies for developing a prevention framework, and apply these principles in analyzing industry case studies. Among the topics considered are: the evolution of, and limits to, current environmental policy incorporating prevention into production planning and decisionmaking do voluntary programs lead to industry greening or greenwashing? case studies of the chemical, aerosols, radiator repair and electric vehicle industries opportunities for and barriers to pollution prevention Reducing Toxics offers an analytic framework for defining and understanding different approaches in the toxics area and describes the basis for a new policy and industrial decisionmaking construct.

In Reducing Toxics, leading experts in industry, business, and policy examine the context of toxics policies at the industry and facility levels. They consider both the regulatory and institutional settings of pollution reduction initiatives, prescribe strategies for developing a prevention framework and apply these principles in analyzing industry case studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610911023
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1995
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 460
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author


Robert Gottlieb is Coordinator of the Environmental Analysis and Policy area of the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA.
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Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 The Pollution Control System: Themes and Frameworks
2 By Air, Water, and Land: The Media-Specific Approach to Toxics Policies
3 Shifting to Prevention: The Limits of Current Policy
4 Disassociating Toxics Policies: Occupational Risk and Product Hazards
5 New Approaches to Toxics: Production Design, Right-to-Know, and Definition Debates
6 Greening or Greenwashing?: The Evolution of Industry Decisionmaking
7 The Chemical Industry: Structure and Function
8 The Chemical Industry: Process Changes and the Search for Cleaner Technologies
9 Pollution Prevention for Emerging Industries: The Case of Electric Vehicles
10 Substituting for Lead: The Radiator Repair Industry
11 The Aerosols Packaging Industry: Product Concerns
12 Pollution Prevention Voluntarism: The Example of 3M
Conclusion: Barriers and Opportunities for Pollution Prevention
Glossary of Acronyms
Index
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