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Pollution Prevention

What is Pollution Prevention

whimbrel (bird) - Scaterie Island Nova ScotiaPollution affects everyone in Nova Scotia by contaminating our air, land and water. It can affect our health and the health of our ecosystems.

Pollution prevention is:

...the use of processes, practices, materials, products or energy that avoid or minimize the creation of pollutants and wastes, at the source
(CCME, May, 1996)

Pollution Prevention includes:

  • water conservation and efficiency,
  • efficient use of resources and waste reduction,
  • energy conservation and efficiency, and
  • hazardous and toxic chemical reduction.

Pollution Prevention Tips

Pollution Prevention News and Events

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Review ... More
  • Nova Scotia Environmental Home Assessment Program ... More