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Businesses are one of the cornerstones of a community, providing goods, services, and employment to residents. As a cornerstone of a community, businesses can reduce any negative impacts as a result of their business operation, while still maintaining a profit, through pollution prevention best practices.
Every business generates waste, it may be only waste paper or dirty water; or it could be hazardous or toxic wastes that require special handling and disposal. Whatever the type or volume of waste a business generates, it will pay for it twice - once when buying it and the second time when disposing of it. The bottom line is that preventing waste will save money.