Any organized approach to move production towards clean production should have the following steps:
Prevent: To 'prevent' is to give up a process or product in favor of noticeably improving the environmental situation.
Decrease: This can be attained by reducing the pollutant load, exhaustion and fixation of dyes close to 100 per cent and responding to water and energy requirement.
Re-utilise / Re-use: Re-utilisation of the dye bath is a vital deliberation under the pressure of dwindling resources. This has now turned into pragmatism because of addition of new auxiliaries, modern filter technology and spectrophotometers that calculate the substance of the dye in the dye bath accurately.
Recycle: This recycling of natural fibres is achievable, but it has a limitation of application because of natural degradation. Synthetic fibres can be recycled by melting down and regranulating with or without applying fresh granules. This perhaps is most acceptable to 'green' organizations, but is limited due to lack of uses for the material recycled.