Sunday, January 08, 2017

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),(click here) an international body of over 30 industrialized countries, held meetings through the 1980s addressing environmental concerns. They made a series of international recommendations which focused on a co-operative change in existing chemical processes and pollution prevention.

The OECD has it's roots as early as 1960. It is primarily a Western Culture organization. The idea pollution was something that drained a country's resources rather than grew an economy was always a focus to their work. There are currently 35 countries that have ratified the organization as part of their government infrastructure.

This international measure and other US Government agencies such as the EPA started to appear with government infrastructure. There were profound reasons for their beginnings:

The Cuyahoga River is a primary example of what occurs with industry when it is unregulated.