3M Corporation

St. Paul, Minnesota

For Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, manufacturer of popular adhesive products, a healthy environment is good for business. In 1975, 3M implemented the Pollution Prevention Pays (3P) program to encourage employees to develop ways to reduce pollution at the source. More than 4000 projects worldwide have cut 3M's air emissions, reduced water and land pollution, and produced cost savings of hundreds of millions of dollars.

"Pollution prevention is not just an environmental approach, it's an efficiency and quality approach to business. We're trying to build environmental issues and goals into business planning."

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gene carl feldman (gene@seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov) (301) 286-9428
Judith Gradwohl, Smithsonian Institution (Curator/Ocean Planet)