Problem

Prohibitive costs of purification of effluents and emissions

Nature:
Anti-pollution measures are deemed too costly by industry and by governmental polluters such as the military. Technology to recycle pollutants back into energy, fuel, fertilizer, or protein production is inadequately funded, although processes of this nature would pay for a large part of remaining purification costs.
Narrower Problems:
Fugitive emissions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Date of last update
15.02.1997 – 00:00 CET