If you have heard of something called the â€œwaste hierarchy,â€ then you may be wondering what that means. It is the order of priority of actions to be taken to reduce the amount of waste generated and to improve overall waste management processes and programs. The waste hierarchy consists of 3 Râ€™s as follows:
Commonly called the â€œthree Râ€™sâ€ ofÂ waste management, this waste hierarchy is the guidance suggested for creating a sustainable life. You might be wondering how you can incorporate these principles intoÂ your daily life.
â€œThe three Râ€™s â€“Â reduce, reuse and recycleÂ â€“ all help to cut down on the amount of waste we throw away. TheyÂ conserve natural resources, landfill space and energy. Plus, the three Râ€™s save land and money that communities must use toÂ dispose of wasteÂ in landfills. Siting a new landfill hasÂ become difficult and more expensive due to environmentalÂ regulations and public opposition.â€
By refusing to buy items that you donâ€™t need, reusing items more than once andÂ disposing the itemsÂ that are no longer in use at appropriate recycling centers, you can contribute towards a healthier planet.