the levels of waste management, from most to least beneficial - avoid, reuse, recycle, reprocess and disposal
This principle is at the heart of EU, National, and County policy. It sets out a hierarchy of options for dealing with waste, with prevention as the highest priority and disposal (thermal treatment and landfill) as a last resort.
preferred waste management options in the following order (most preferable first): reducing waste; reusing waste; recovery (recycling, composting, energy recovery) and only then disposal as a last option.
A theoretical framework which acts as a guide to the waste management options which should be considered when assessing the BPEO. The hierarchy defined in the National Waste Strategy is Reduction, Re-use, Recovery (recycling, composting, energy), and Disposal. The Government does not expect incineration with energy recovery to be considered before the options for recycling and composting have been explored.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, or the three R's, which represent the order in which we should try to deal with waste before disposal. The Waste Hierarchy ranks waste management options in order of sustainability.
The ranking of waste management options in order of sustainability.
A framework for securing a sustainable approach to waste management. Waste should be minimised wherever possible. If waste cannot be avoided, then it should be re-used; after this value recovered by recycling or composting; or waste to energy; and finally landfill disposal.
Describes the way in which some ways of dealing with waste are better for the environment than others. Reduction is the best option followed by reuse then if neither is possible recycle. Disposal through l andfill or incineration should only be a last resort
The waste hierarchy refers to the "3 Rs" reduce, reuse and recycle, which classify waste management strategies according to their desirability.