Waste diversion initiatives, recycling, recycled products, composting,
reuse, re-purposing of wastes, goods sharing/swapping
When people think of waste reduction their first thought is blue box-type recycling programs run by government agencies. While government recycling programs are important, there are many other ways that local residents and businesses can play a direct role in reducing waste. Here are just a few:
The best approaches are generally those that focus on the first two of the three Rs, reduction and reuse. We are doing pretty well at recycling as a society but we can do a lot better at reusing goods and avoiding the creation of waste in the first place through simple lifestyle changes.