strategy

Maximizing waste reuse

Synonyms:
Maximizing productive waste usage
Reducing underutilization of waste
Reducing amount of underutilized wastes
Utilizing waste
Using wastes
Description:
Converting waste to reusable material.
Context:
This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.
Implementation:
Denmark has introduced a tax of Danish Kr 195 per tonne for waste which is not recycled.
Facilitated by:
Treating wastes
Marketing compost
Collecting wastes
Emphasizing reusable packaging
Extending producer responsibility
Supporting community waste recycling
Developing new recycling technologies
Supporting waste reuse in small communities
Providing public information on waste issues
Funding research on waste reuse and recycling
Supporting investment in waste reuse and recycling
Preparing best practice guides for waste recycling
Providing incentives for waste reuse and recycling
Improving national incentives for waste management
Identifying potential markets for recycled products
Assisting waste and recycling in the informal sector
Creating domestic waste recycling schemes
Evaluating effectiveness of waste recycling techniques
Training in waste reuse and recycling for urban managers
Assessing national programmes for waste reuse and recycling
Facilitating transfer of waste reuse and recycling technology
Transferring recycling technology in development aid programmes
Changing standards that discriminate against recycled materials
Strengthening international guidelines for the safe reuse of waste
Implementing waste management policies for waste reuse and recycling
Including resource recovery in local authority waste management plans
Teaching benefits and civic duty for waste reuse and recycling at school
Providing special grants for research on innovative recycling techniques
Applying measures for waste disposal costs to be paid by the waste generators
Providing ideas for recycling household items
Subjects:
Waste
Productivity
Environment
Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies