Essay Environmental Pollution Prevention
He had once, for example, put down a spokesman for the pesticide industry with a remark that people still quoted at parties: "And I presume on the eighth day God called you and said, 'I changed my mind about insects!
” ― “We tend to think of environmental catastrophes—such as the recent Exxon Valdez oil-spill disaster in the Bay of Alaska—as "accidents": isolated phenomena that erupt without notice or warning.
Attempts to ‘green’ capitalism, to make it ‘ecological’, are doomed by the very nature of the system as a system of endless growth.” ― “I asked the feedlot manager why they didn't just spray the liquefied manure on neighboring farms. The nitrogen and phosphorus levels are so high that spraying the crops would kill them.
He didn't say that feedlot wastes also contain heavy metals and hormone residues, persistent chemicals that end up in waterways downstream, where scientists have found fish and amphibians exhibiting abnormal sex characteristics.” ― “She recalled him as a forceful and witty speaker with a ready repartee and a penetrating voice.
In addition to the task of minimizing waste levels within the unit, the expenditure of funds for hazardous material is also my responsibility.
I shall try to be meek, not because I want the earth - you can keep it, after the way you've fucked it around it's not worth having - but because I too should like to be chosen of God. Besides, I like animals better than you bastards.” ― “Until society can be reclaimed by an undivided humanity that will use its collective wisdom, cultural achievements, technological innovations, scientific knowledge, and innate creativity for its own benefit and for that of the natural world, all ecological problems will have their roots in social problems.” ― “The internal combustion engine, one of the greatest technological advancements in history, has an unfortunate downside, namely air pollution so thick that, very soon, sixty-four packs of crayons will include the color Sky Brown” ― “Any attempt to solve the ecological crisis within a bourgeois framework must be dismissed as chimerical. Competition and accumulation constitute its very law of life, a law …
summarised in the phrase, ‘production for the sake of production.’ Anything, however hallowed or rare, ‘has its price’ and is fair game for the marketplace.
Pollution prevention involves looking at what causes waste and pollution in a particular situation and figuring out the best ways to lessen waste or prevent it all together.
In order to be successful, I had to obtain a commitment from my senior leadership to provide resources to carry out the implementation of P2 program.