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Policymaking for Pollution Prevention

Pollution prevention and control needs a National policy to ensure local action and peoples coordination. Pollution prevention rules are needed to limit the phosporus content of detergents and control execessive weeds in water bodies and bio-degradeable surfactants to prevent foam rafts in lakes. We also need to limit the mercury content of tubelights and fluoroscents among the lead and heavy metal content of paints, pigments, toys, etc. Phase-out of use and throw PVC will control dioxins. Sanitary napkins need to be fully compostible.

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Devarabettas- Insurance against drought

Voluntary organizations, Government and forest officials all know that natural regeneration of denuded lands is a thousand times more effective than artificial afforestation, where protection and nurturing is almost impossible, survival is low, and pits or trenches for planted saplings often cause more soil disturbance and erosion than they are meant to avoid.


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Mercury Pollution Prevention

One 40W tubelight contains 20-40 mg mercury, depending on the brand. This quantity, which is equal to the daily safe exposure limit for 4000 persons, is released within 8 hours of tubelight caps being removed on roadsides for the sake of recovering 50 paise to Re 1 worth of aluminium for sale for recycling. (Currently, unless analyses prove the contrary, I believe these mercury limits fall below the 50mg Mercury and mercury compounds limits forHaz-waste in Class A Schedule 2 of the Haz-Waste Rules).

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Low - Cost Bio - Abatement of Pollution

Single wastes are far more cheaply and effectively handled than combinations.

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Low - Cost Bio - Abatement of Pollution

Pollution prevention saves inputs:
Reused electroplating wash saves $$$
Nirula milkshakes from 1st icecream rinses

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Fish, and Fishy Environment

Hon High Court order for the project of Sub sea disposal of Effluent Treated Water of Amla Khadi.

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