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Waste Prevention
   
The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity.
Thomas Love Peacock
 
   

Waste Prevention


> BHRI Institute strive to prevent waste by reducing the amount of waste generated in general in order to reduce its impact on the environment. Policy of BHRI Institute is based on a simple concept: If you create less waste, you consume fewer resources and you don't have to spend as much money to recycle or dispose of your waste. For instance, repairing your old bicycle instead of buying a new one is a perfect way to reduce waste.

It is also important to note that individuals and businesses can often save a significant amount of money through waste prevention: waste that never gets created doesn't have management costs (handling, transporting, treating and disposing of waste). The BHRI rule is simple: the best waste is that which is not produced!

This is a key factor in any waste management strategy. If we can reduce the amount of waste generated in the first place and reduce its hazardousness by reducing the presence of dangerous substances in products, then disposing of it will automatically become simpler. Waste prevention is closely linked with improving manufacturing methods and influencing consumers to demand greener products and less packaging.

The EU Waste Framework Directive sets waste prevention as the top level in the waste management hierarchy and pushes for the implementation of waste prevention before any other waste management solution.

The hierarchy is thus the following:
 

prevention
 

preparing for re-use
 

recycling
 

other recovery, e.g. energy recovery
 

disposal
 


 

 

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