A preventive, company-specific environmental protection initiative. It is intended to minimize waste and emissions and maximize product output.. (Source: Wikipedia)
The continuous application of preventive environmental strategies to processes, products, and services to increase efficiency and reduce risks to humans and the environment. (Source: UNEP, RECP programme)
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resource efficient production
Concept URI: http://www.informea.org/terms/cleaner-production
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