scope of your waste reduction goals will dictate the amount of
effort and resources you expend in this area; however most resource
management efforts require planning and careful 4 R’s implementation.
Seek the advice of our experts at Recanex Corporation.
This brief overview of 4 R’s waste solution options is intended
to provoke thought and initiate further action.
Re-think the way you look at waste to achieve substantial reductions
in your waste volumes. Re-thinking waste management means prioritizing
and preparing for possible changes in energy policies, taxes and
global competition, and climate change policies.
This shift in thinking, from "how do I get rid of waste"
to "what footprint will my waste have," is at the top
of the hierarchy of waste reduction options and will help businesses
structure a new approach to waste management.
Source reduction is a philosophy or practice of not creating or
generating waste materials. Minimize the environmental and financial
impact of waste by not creating it in the first place.
Reuse is the use of a product at least twice, without changing
its original form. The secondary user may be the same as, or different
from, the original user.
Recycling is the collection, separation and recovery of useful
materials which cannot be directly reused and would otherwise
be discarded as waste.
The waste streams of most commercial and industrial establishments
contain high percentages of homogeneous, recoverable materials.
Recycling can eliminate a substantial portion of your waste, resulting
in reduced disposal costs and revenues from the sale of recyclables.