What is pollution?
Pollution is an introduction of dirt and filth in the environment, which threatens and destroys the stability and the natural order of the ecosystem - that includes both nature itself and all creatures in it.
Polluting energies, chemicals, heat, light, or a variety of micro-particles are mainly emitted by the human himself, that’s why the modern civilization is the main cause of that problem.
The Blacksmith Institute yearly publishes a list of the top ten polluters of the earth – 2007 the top places were Azerbaijan, China, India, Peru, Russia, Ukraine and Zambia.
What is Pollution Prevention?
As already mentioned, pollution means the release of harmful substances into the air, into water or directly into the ground. Pollution Prevention is the opposite, it stands for the reduction or complete elimination of these substances and so for the only way the environment to be saved. Everyone of us is able to prevent environmental pollution by conscientiously using natural resources like water, wood or energy - this begins with turning the faucet off while brushing your teeth and hands to reduce the water consumption of large factories. Another important thing is to handle chemical substances more carefully so that they wont have a chance to mix up with natural water resources or similar things.
What is WSPPN?
The Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network is an organization that has set itself the goal of representing the environment protection and thus a great example that shows that the society starts to think different.
The WSPPN supports environment protective programs in various U.S. states (California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Tribal Lands and territories of Guam and American Samoa) and is also shows up with local activities against polluters. 1997 founded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, it has always been a task for WSPPN to communicate and educate the people regarding pollution and what to do about it.
Wet Cleaning – an example of progress
Wet Cleaning is the first environmentally friendly alternative to dry cleaning; the chemical cleaning of sensitive materials.While a kimono had to be washed with complex and sometimes chemical solutions a few years ago, this new technology can be used to even remove dirt of such sensitive materials.
The new method uses computer controlled washing machines that clean with biological special soap and conditioners, as well as various types of press equipment to clean.
First used by Miele in the 90s wet cleaning was priced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the most environment friendly industrial washing method. During the process of Wet Cleaning, harmful liquids do not emerge and so there is no way anymore to pollute the ground water or the ground.