> The 3R's of
reduce, reuse and recycle have been considered to be
a base of environmental awareness and a way of
promoting ecological balance through conscious
behavior and choices. It is generally accepted that
these patterns of behavior and consumer choices will
lead to savings in materials and energy which will
benefit the environment. Therefore, the policy of
BHRI Institute is to reduce the negative impacts on
the environment by taking into account the
Incentives for 3R.
If waste cannot be
prevented, as many of the materials as possible
should be recovered, preferably by recycling. The
European Commission has defined several specific
'waste streams' for priority attention, the aim
being to reduce their overall environmental impact.
This includes packaging waste, end-of-life vehicles,
batteries, electrical and electronic waste. EU
directives now require Member States to introduce
legislation on waste collection, reuse, recycling
and disposal of these waste streams. Several EU
countries are already managing to recycle over 50%
of packaging waste.