For PRODUCTION PROCESSES Cleaner Production includes conserving raw materials and energy; eliminating toxic raw materials; and reducing the quantity and toxicity of all emissions and wastes before they leave a process.
Clean Production can be implemented in the manufacturing of products and the growing of food. Sometimes called ‘clean technology,’ or in the case of food production 'organic agriculture,' it is a way of protecting workers and communities, and avoiding the generation of hazardous releases to the environment.
For manufacturing processes, clean processes use:
- Pollution Prevention
- Toxic Use Reduction Plans
- Cleaner Production Experts
For food processes, clean processes use:
- Organic Agriculture Methods
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