Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (or the 3 Rs) is a common saying to describe the Hierarchy of Waste Management. While recycling is an important way to divert material away from landfill, the focus should be higher up the hierarchy with Reduce being the top priority. Making simple changes to our everyday habits can make a big difference in the amount of waste we create.
Waste reduction is any action that aims to reduce the quantity of waste that is disposed of in in the recycling, organics or garbage streams.
Two easily achievable waste reduction goals are to reduce our use of single-use plastic products and to reduce wasted food.
These tips and strategies will help you get creative with waste reduction in our own life while setting an example for those around you! Every effort no matter how big or small makes a difference.