Topic: Waste
PP11

Waste is reclaimed and repurposed

In many cases, environmental degradation can be reduced or even reversed by ‘re‑extracting’ and reusing previously discarded materials, that have been left to build up in nature, in place of virgin natural resources. Here we consider actions which contribute to this.

About this Positive Pursuit

In many cases, environmental degradation can be reduced or even reversed by ‘re-extracting’ and reusing previously discarded materials that have been left to build up in nature, in place of virgin natural resources.

This occurs when:

  • Previously generated waste is removed from the environment (e.g. landfills and oceans) and repurposed as a production input.

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

Why it’s needed

SDGs this will contribute to