The scope of your waste reduction goals will dictate the amount of effort and resources you expend in this area; however most resource management efforts require planning and careful 4 R’s implementation. Seek the advice of our experts at Recanex Corporation.

This brief overview of 4 R’s waste solution options is intended to provoke thought and initiate further action.

Re-think the way you look at waste to achieve substantial reductions in your waste volumes. Re-thinking waste management means prioritizing and preparing for possible changes in energy policies, taxes and global competition, and climate change policies.
This shift in thinking, from "how do I get rid of waste" to "what footprint will my waste have," is at the top of the hierarchy of waste reduction options and will help businesses structure a new approach to waste management.

Source Reduction
Source reduction is a philosophy or practice of not creating or generating waste materials. Minimize the environmental and financial impact of waste by not creating it in the first place.

Reuse is the use of a product at least twice, without changing its original form. The secondary user may be the same as, or different from, the original user.

Recycling is the collection, separation and recovery of useful materials which cannot be directly reused and would otherwise be discarded as waste.
The waste streams of most commercial and industrial establishments contain high percentages of homogeneous, recoverable materials. Recycling can eliminate a substantial portion of your waste, resulting in reduced disposal costs and revenues from the sale of recyclables.