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What is the waste hierarchy?

Making it simple

The waste hierarchy ranks the various waste management options in order of environmental impact - this is based on a well established method called environmental footprinting, and is widely accepted by experts:

  • reduce
  • reuse
  • recycle
  • incineration with energy recovery
  • incineration
  • landfill.

If you don't make waste, you don't have to apply the waste hierarchy!!

Reduce, reuse, recycle

If material is reused, or not used in the first place, it reduces the environmental impacts of:

  • collecting it (air pollution, fuel use)
  • disposal (burning/ burying are industrial activities with land use, material, energy, and water impacts)
  • reprocessing (even recycling is an industrial process which uses water, energy)
  • If less material is used, less needs to be manufactured - this means huge savings of energy, natural resources and water which are needed to extract / harvest the resources and manufacture the products. Even renewable resource (like planting trees for paper for example) we are still wasting resources like water, energy and fuel to transport the raw material.

    If you have any questions with regards to the waste hierarchy, contact the office and we will be happy to discuss your needs.

    As of 28th September 2011 Green Recycling has changed its waste transfer notes as per Waste Regulations 2011 to incorporate the waste hierarchy declaration.