(Re-thinking, Reduction, Reuse, Recycle and Recovery)
are being forced to change the way they manage waste. Faced with
regulations, public pressure, landfill shortages and the need
for increased resource efficiency, companies are moving away from
the waste treatment approach and towards waste prevention. Now,
please re-think your practice.
Rethinking attitudes and habits;
Rethinking the products we buy;
Rethinking choices about our future
and our children’s future...
A number of waste prevention techniques are available, and they
are commonly summarized as the so-called 5’Rs: re-thinking,
reduction, reuse, recycling and recovery.
Reduction, reuse and recycling are known in the industry as the
3Rs. Companies sometimes focus only on the first three in resolving
waste management problems. In more innovative companies, 5Rs solutions
often emerge as a result of industry benchmarking or technological
EXIGENCE has interpreted the waste management hierarchy as follows: