Synopses & Reviews
In Reducing Toxics, leading experts address industry, technology, health, and policy issues and explore the potential for pollution prevention at the industry and facility levels. They consider both the regulatory and institutional settings of toxics reduction initiatives, prescribe strategies for developing a prevention framework, and apply these principles in analyzing industry case studies. Among the topics considered are:
- the evolution of, and limits to, current environmental policy
- incorporating prevention into production planning and decisionmaking
- do voluntary programs lead to industry greening or greenwashing?
- case studies of the chemical, aerosols, radiator repair and electric vehicle industries
- opportunities for and barriers to pollution prevention
Reducing Toxics offers an analytic framework for defining and understanding different approaches in the toxics area and describes the basis for a new policy and industrial decisionmaking construct.
In Reducing Toxics, leading experts in industry, business, and policy examine the context of recent initiatives and explore the potential for reduction at the industry and facility levels. They consider both the regulatory and institutional setting of pollution reduction initiatives, prescribe strategies for developing a prevention framework, and apply these principles in analyzing industry case studies. The book offers an analytic framework for defining and understanding different approaches in the toxics area and describes the basis for a new policy and industrial decisionmaking construct.
About the Author
Robert Gottlieb is Coordinator of the Environmental Analysis and Policy area of the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA.
Table of Contents
PART I. The Difficulty of Getting There: The Evolution of Policy
Chapter 1. The Pollution Control System: Themes and Frameworks
Chapter 2. By Air, Water, and Land: The Media-Specific Approach to Toxics Policies
Chapter 3. Shifting to Prevention: The Limits of Current Policy
Chapter 4. Disassociating Toxics Policies: Occupational Risk and Product Hazards
Chapter 5. New Approaches to Toxics: Production Design, Right-to-know, and Definition Debates
PART II. Industry Settings: Opportunities and Limits For Pollution Prevention
Chapter 6. Greening or Greenwashing?: The Evolution of Industry Decisionmaking
Chapter 7. The Chemical Industry: Structure and Function
Chapter 8. The Chemical Industry: Process Changes and the Search for Cleaner Technologies
Chapter 9. Pollution Prevention for Emerging Industries: The Case of Electric Vehicles
Chapter 10. Substituting for Lead: The Radiator Repair Industry
Chapter 11. The Aerosols Packaging Industry: Product Concerns
Chapter 12. Pollution Prevention Voluntarism: The Example of 3M
Conclusion: Barriers and Opportunities for Pollution Prevention
Glossary of Acronyms