- Limit your energy usage and only do what is absolutely necessary.
- To save resources, keep the criteria to a minimum.
- Utilize nonrenewable natural resources responsibly.
Example: We should choose paper bags over polythene bags whenever possible.
- Replace any single-use items gradually with reusable ones, such as mugs and water bottles.
- Reuse the packing (pallets, drums, bubble wrap or packaging peanuts).
- Recycling shipping containers (boxes, inserts, cartons).
- Refill printer cartridges and reuse them.
Example: Reusing plastic bags allows for the creation of attractive items.
- All materials that can be recycled chemically should be used because they can be transformed back into new materials.
- Recycle as much paper, plastic, metal, and glass from everyday items as you can.
- Compost food scraps or use them as fertiliser for a nearby farm.
- Recycle all materials, even damaged clothing.
- If you can, recycle all of your electronics.
Example: Plastic materials.
(iv) Recovery: If any waste is left over after being reused and recycled, we can use it at our waste-to-energy plant to produce energy. This process is called recovery.
Define the 4R principle in brief.
The 4Rs — reduce, reuse, recycle, and recover — are explained. Waste is described as undesired and uses fewer resources and is considered a non-useful substance. Garbage can also refer to waste that is visible in our immediate environment.