How to implement

How to implement:-

Recycling and waste management should be implemented as a resource management system, not a waste management system. As recycling programs began to be implemented in the 1970s and 1980s they were thought of as part of the solid waste collection system. Recycling programs were expected to cover their costs in a manner similar to waste collection programs: through user fees or local taxes. This often resulted in recycling program costs and revenues incorporated into the overall waste collection system, even when the increase in recycling resulted in a reduction in overall system costs, especially where disposal costs were high. Today the approach that is considered a “best practice” is to view recyclables as commodities that are managed under a resource management system consistent with management frameworks such as

“Sustainable Materials Management” and “Zero Waste”.

Stop Thinking Waste Management – Think Sustainable Materials Management.