Waste Prevention! What You Can Do

The reason that waste prevention is top of the management pyramid is simple – the less waste we produce the less we have to care for. Education is key to the prevention of waste. If people are more informed about waste then maybe they will stop and think before buying a product that is housed in a lot of packaging.

In accordance with the Waste Management Act 1996, agricultural, commercial and industrial activities are under obligation to reduce or prevent their production of waste. Producer responsibility initiatives are a key means of preventing waste production. Important producer responsibility obligations have been created in relation to packaging waste, end-of-life vehicles (ELVs), farm plastic waste and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).

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