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A life cycle analysis shows that there are many things to consider when evaluating pollution prevention strategies. New products should be designed with pollution prevention in mind. To minimize the environmental impact, the following best practices should be followed: minimize the resources, raw materials, water, energy, etc. required to manufacture a product; reduce or eliminate hazardous materials required to produce the product; use recycled materials when possible; design processes that produce minimal or, preferably, zero waste; minimize packing and use recyclable packaging materials; design products with a long, useful life; and design products that are recyclable.