Friday, September 18, 2015

Celebrate 25 Years of the Pollution Prevention Act!!

This year is exciting since we are celebrating 25 years of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990. Pollution was such a problem that the Environmental Protection Agency created the Pollution Prevention Act to have pollution prevented or reduced at the source whenever possible. Read about P2 at EPA's website

Pollution Prevention reduces Financial costs (waste management and cleanup) and Environmental costs (health problems, damages). Pollution Prevention not only protects our environment, but also strengthens our community.

September 21 through 27 is Pollution Prevention week!

Here are some Pollution Prevention practices:
  • Use reusable water bottles instead of throw-aways
  • Turning off lights when not in use
  • Repairing leaky faucets and hoses
  • Using non-toxic or "green" cleaners
  • Properly dispose of household hazardous waste (old electronics, paint, etc. SHOULD go to WLSSD)
  • Help clean up litter - any litter on the streets or yard will eventually find its way into a nearby stream
  • Sweep up yard waste - excess grass clippings are pollutants! 
  • Report any illicit discharge/dumping in the City of Superior:

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