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Waste management

Waste Management is a term used to describe the classification of waste hierarchy divided into the following categories;

  • Reduction; to buy less and buy smarter products, turn off the lights, and wash clothes on lower degrees is all a part of the idea reduction.
  • Reuse – discarded item is used again. Initiatives include waste exchange, hand-me-downs, swapping clothes, repairing, or transformation of a product also called upcycle; convert a low-value product into a high value.
  • Preparing for recycling (see pre-cycle)
  • Recycling – discards separated into materials incorporated into new products.
  • Recovery – different materials will be used to create new products.
  • Disposal – landfill

See also 3R´s and the extended model of waste Management (graphic model 8R´s waste hierarchy)


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