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Reduce, re-use and recycle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waste hierarchy

Click here to decide which method is the best for your municipal waste. Best option - reduce waste Re-use Recycle Incinerate to generate energy Incineration alone Landfill with energy recovery Landfill - worst option

 

 

Reduce

Waste prevention reduces the amount of waste that needs to be disposed.

Products can be developed to last longer or be environmentally 'cleaner'.

Packaging can be designed so that there is no more than is necessary or so it is easily recycled. However, consumers must also be willing to accept changes to the ways that goods are packaged and handled.

It is best to reduce the amount of waste but some will always be made.