The act or process of polluting or the state of being polluted, especially the contamination of soil, water, or the atmosphere by the discharge of harmful substances.
Something that pollutes; a pollutant or a group of pollutants: Pollution in the air reduced the visibility near the airport."Pollution prevention pays," say several of the nation?s leading corporations. Increasingly, the nation is coming to understand prevention?s value?as an environmental strategy, as a sustainable business practice, as a fundamental principle for all our society.P2 is also a vehicle for "reinventing" traditional Agency programs and devising innovative alternative strategies to protect public health and the environment. It is a key element of new epa initiatives to focus attention on reducing risks from persistent, bioaccumulative toxic pollutants in the air, in water, and on land; to promote environmental justice and urban environmental quality; to empower state and tribal programs; to lower the incidence of climate change; and to demonstrate the results and benefits of our labors.

In addition, epa is incorporating P2 into programs that encourage environmentally preferable purchasing and corporate eco-efficiency. P2 is a building block for private sector environmental performance and sustainability.

This Web site provides general information about P2 practices, describes the array of P2 programs and initiatives administered by epa and other organizations, and provides contacts for further
Many human activities generate carbon dioxide, which contributes to global warming. Listed below are the reductions in carbon dioxide emissions that result from ten major P2 activities at home.

Pollution 9.6 of 10 on the basis of 2630 Review.