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The 4Rs of Waste Management

Recycling is a key activity in managing waste responsibly. But, when it’s combined with three other components to become the 4Rs - Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – it becomes a very effective way for each of us to maximise our resources and minimise waste.

Resource Recovery Gippsland encourages Gippslanders to rethink their approach to waste and resources by considering how the 4Rs can work at home, at school, at work.

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The 4Rs approach helps us to consider how we maximise resources and minimise waste in a way that is broader and interconnected than just recycling.

It encourages us to think about the cycle of what we buy vs what we need, how we consume and utilise products, and what we do with the unwanted components.

It asks us to think about the ultimate sustainability goal of moving from a linear take-make-consume-dispose approach, to practices where resources have multiple lifecycles or are kept in use for as long as possible - find out more about a circular economy.

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