Topic: Waste
PP10

Others generate less waste

Every company must eliminate its own waste, and make sure that any goods it provides to others can be repurposed after use, to live up to the Break-Even Goals. Here we consider actions which go beyond this.

About this Positive Pursuit

Today’s take-make-waste approach to material use results in vast amounts of waste, much of which ends up disrupting the environment.

Waste generated by others is reduced when:

  • An existing need is met in a new or modified way, resulting in fewer by-products; or
  • Materials that would otherwise have been discarded are reused, recycled or (if biogenic and with all other options exhausted) burned for energy.

This Positive Pursuit encompasses any action which achieves such an outcome.

Why it’s needed

SDGs this will contribute to