"The first practice to adopt in waste management is to reduce the amount of material to be disposed of. Employing the practices of dematerialisation and designing for disassembly to facilitate reuse and recycling is a means of achieving this.
Reducing the waste generated also minimises the pollutants released into the environment from landfill sites, incineration and dumping at sea.
Another aspect of achieving good waste management is to specify materials that are inert or biodegradable. For example, paints and varnishes that are water-based or derived from plant-based solvents biodegrade on disposal. They also release fewer toxins during manufacture, use and disposal, which results in less hazardous waste."
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Reinvent
- Salvaged or Reused Materials
- Modular Case and Wall Systems
[originally published on GreenDesignWiki.com]