The 'circular economy' is undoubtedly the term on everyone's lips, but wastes management remains a priority for both government and business. Waste prevention is at the top of the waste hierarchy, but how does it sit within the circular economy?
Waste prevention refers to the measures taken before a substance, material or product has become waste, that reduce quantity, impact and hazardous content. In short, tackling waste prevention means avoiding creating problems that the circular economy would have to tackle, shrinking the size of the problem. Waste prevention means avoiding both back end treatment and wasted opportunity at the front end.
For businesses, the greatest challenges are those involving actions along existing supply chains – we have years of experience in managing these complex projects with the aim of improving client profit and measurable environmental outcomes.