This work argues that recent experience has demonstrated that the systematic elimination of waste and environmental impact can provide net economic and strategic benefits. This results in higher quality products, more efficient operations, and the good will of an informed public who expect a cleaner and healthier environment. As regulations become more demanding, and the public more concerned, the incentive for environmentally-conscious actions will become increasingly apparent. This guide covers many of the issues related to ecosystems, as well as pollutant mitigation and clean-up. Providing an introductory overview of the various aspects of environmental technology, it covers such topics as the resources which can pose pollution problems, ecosystems, waste management, and the regulations that focus on waste streams.