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5Rs of waste management

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5Rs of waste management

  1. 1. Presented By: Richa Khatiwada 1
  2. 2. Refuse: Replace, don’t purchase Reduce: Cut back Reuse: Use over and over again Repurpose: Reform, repair, DIY Recycle: Reuse materials as resource 2
  3. 3. WHY “5R”  Reduces waste disposed off in landfills  Saves energy and natural resources  Creates livelihood by recyclable collection  Wealth recovery  Recovery of energy, compost, biogas, etc.  Clean environment, less disease 3
  4. 4. REFUSE There is enough for everybody’s need but not greed. - Mahatma Gandhi • Refuse to buy or accept products that can harm you and the environment. • Don’t buy products with unnecessary packaging. • Refuse to use polythene bag, use paper bags instead. •Just deciding not to spend $100 on stuff can save 100kg of greenhouse gas pollution! 4
  5. 5. REDUCE • Think before purchasing, buy only necessities • Buy durable products • Avoid single use items • Use less energy consuming electronics • Why wrap a pallet with 100 feet of stretch wrap if 80 feet will do the job? 5
  6. 6. REUSE • Slowly replace any single use items with reusable ones – like reusable water bottles and mugs. • Reuse packaging material (pallets, drums, bubble wrap or packaging peanuts). • Reuse shipping containers (boxes, inserts, cartons). • Reuse printer cartridges and have them refilled. 6
  7. 7. REPURPOSE • Take something and use it for something else. • Repurpose scrap paper for taking notes. • Repurpose metal cans, buckets for creative plant containers. • Repurpose wood crates into benches or shelves. • Repurpose old tires into fences. • Repurpose steel drum as compost bins. 7
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  9. 9. RECYCLE • Breaks material down to its main component and produces new products. • glass and beverage containers; • aluminum and steel cans; • newspaper; • cardboard and magazines; • plastics; white paper for businesses; • nickel cadmium and lead-acid batteries etc. 9
  10. 10. 6th R: RECOVERY • Energy recovery from waste. • Plastic to gasoline • Anaerobic digestion of organic waste to produce biogas, or aerobic decomposition to make compost. 10
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