By H.-J. Altenburger, J. Fresner, J. Jantschgi (auth.), Harry M. Freeman, Zsuzsa Puskas, Rada Olbina (eds.)

Contributors from twenty-two international locations tackle numerous initiatives of their local international locations to both advance, exhibit, or facilitate the adoption of purifier applied sciences and purifier items. Reviewing the environmental state of affairs of their respective international locations and discussing the advance and adoption of pollutants prevention applied sciences, the authors offer thought-provoking and incisive remedies of the topic. an incredibly complete index permits the reader to retrieve specialize in the data of curiosity quick and efficiently.

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To achieve the COA targets of significant interim reductions in the releases of persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic substances, the Environmental Protection Branch - Ontario Region is: - integrating pollution prevention into existing environmental protection programs; - developing and maintaining pollution prevention projects with industries and communities; - demonstrating green technologies and clean processes; and - strengthening actions by industries, communities and individuals through training, technical assistance and information services, mainly provided by the Great Lakes Pollution Prevention Centre (GLPPC).

Follow-up actions in participating industries differs very much from company to company. The ultimate goal of the Project is the founding of Czech-Norwegian Cleaner Production the Czech Cleaner Production Center (CPC). CPC was formaly established in April 1994. CPC is taking the responsibility to continue in the activities started by Norwegians and to widen them. From September 1994 organises new interactive training centers (FT Zlin Prague). 15 courses situated already and University participating a proportion of training and of Chemistry companies at two training and Technology agreed to recover consultancy costs if they benefit from cleaner production measures.

It must be one of the guidelines of Cleaner Production therefor to replace scarce materials before the price indicates the economic priority. In times of transition to Sustainability, it is of course important to put priorities to scarce and toxic materials when we start with dematerialisation. But many researchers believe that there is no absolute criterion on what is toxic or scarce, so that a general reduction should be strived for. Many examples can be given from recent years, where "inert" components as halocarbons and CO 2 turned out as environmental problems through new theories.

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