source reduction

source reduction

Any practice intended to reduce the amount of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant that enters any waste stream, or is otherwise released into the environment, before recycling, treatment or disposal. Source reduction includes design, manufacture, purchase or use of materials to reduce the amount or toxicity of waste; because it is intended to reduce pollution and conserve resources, source reduction should not increase the net amount or toxicity of waste generated throughout the life of the product.

Techniques
Reusing items, minimising use of products that conatin hazardous compounds, using only what is needed, extending the life of a product, reducing unneeded packaging.
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Health experts were skeptical of its efficacy as there are at least four different strains of the virus in Pakistan and hence the vaccine loses its efficiency suggesting source reduction for mosquitoes remain the key.
The company said the USD3m grant is part of the proceeds from California's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund for fiscal 2016-17 and part of its effort to reach its statewide goal of 75% recycling, composting and source reduction by 2020, with help from its Waste Diversion and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Financial Assistance Programmes.
Customers purchasing from Roberts PolyPro receive recyclable handles, with high holding strength, and optimum source reduction for greater sustainability and cost effectiveness.
It addresses what a sustainable city looks like, cities throughout history, the effect of cities on resources, and energy constraints; urban climate challenges like greenhouse gas emissions, global sprawl, the environmental footprint of and energy efficiency in buildings, renewable energy, sustainable transportation, source reduction and recycling of waste, solid waste, and rural-urban migration, lifestyles, and deforestation; and politics, equity, and livability issues like biodiversity, urban planning for diversity and social cohesion, and urbanization, inclusion, and social justice.
Narrative award winners excelled in the areas of source reduction, leadership, innovation, education and outreach, and endorsement.
Moreover, converted flexible packaging's source reduction, space savings, and lower production and transportation costs will be increasingly advantageous in light of the growing importance among major retailers and packaged goods firms of supply chain sustainability as a competitive advantage.
So if we're executing source reduction well, then we are going to have less cost in the system there.
The SMRP offers communities, regional entities and nonprofits funding for recycling, composting, reuse and source reduction activities that will reduce the amount of waste disposed in landfills and incinerators.
4) These were aimed to raise awareness of the threat of mosquitoes among the population and to encourage source reduction measures and the prevention of mosquito bites by the use of long sleeved and other protective clothes and by the use of bed nets and other mosquito repellents in the home.
Flexible packaging is a growing trend fueled by the movement toward sustainability, source reduction, product marketing differentiation and consumer convenience.
Portola says that by eliminating the liners, the plug design helps minimize package cost and contribute to material source reduction.
It does that by keeping goods and materials out of the waste stream, advancing source reduction, preserving the 'embodied energy' that was originally used to manufacture an item and reducing the strain on valuable resources, such as fuel, forests and water supplies.