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Matt Grosjean Intro to Chemistry TW 5:30-8:30 Professor Roth February 5, 2008 Pollution prevention is defined by the textbook as “practices that reduce or eliminate the creation of pollutants.” This paper analyzes and discusses what pollution prevention programs in place and in effect at the University of Michigan. Their program integrates the efforts of students, faculty and staff in all types of buildings on the campus. UM formally began their pollution prevention program in 1995 with the passing of the P2000 bill that outlines several different areas of pollution prevention and control. A key part of the P2000 bill is to make a great effort to reduce the amount of chemicals used in the campus laboratories. The university has also made breakthrough advances in the reduction of waste. Last year alone, the university recycled 70,000 pounds of food waste and 4.6 million pounds of paper. There is also a major push being made to reduce the number of toxic fertilizers used on the grounds. Another way that the groundskeepers have been able to make a large impact on
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CHEM 200 taught by Professor Roth during the Fall '07 term at Eastern CT.

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