Reducing waste at source

Practicing waste source reduction

There is now growing recognition that waste elimination at source is the only long-term solution to waste disposal problems. Industry is beginning to realise that real savings can be made by changing raw materials or production processes so that wastes generated are either reduced, eliminated or converted into non-hazardous or recyclable materials.

Reducing waste
Societal Problems Waste
Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate Action