Decreasing the amount of waste at its source.
The combined efforts of waste prevention, reuse, recycling, and composting practices.
all means of reducing the amount of waste that is produced initially and that must be collected by solid waste authorities. This ranges from legislation and product design to local programs designed to keep recyclables and compostables out of the final waste stream.
Using source reduction, recycling, or composting to prevent or reduce waste generation.
The combined efforts of waste prevention, reuse, composting, and recycling practices. Some groups use this term synonymously with source reduction and waste prevention, so check how it is being used to avoid confusion. Typically, waste reduction includes waste prevention and recycling. A number of local jurisdictions in California, public interest groups, and a few States use waste reduction synonymously with waste prevention.
The combined efforts of waste prevention, reuse, composting, and recycling practices. (Note: some organizations use this term synonymously with waste prevention, while others do not).
The combined efforts of source reduction, reuse, recycling and composting practice.
The prevention of waste at its source. See also: Source reduction.
actions that reduce waste, such as package design, double-sided copying, recycling.