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Wizzbang wrote: »
It's Zero Waste week here in the UK and I'd encourage everyone to get involved because recycling is not the answer to our waste problem!
upoiupou wrote: »
Thank you! I think there's a weird idea about recycling which often goes along the lines that using loads of stuff then recycling it is economical and environmentally friendly. ???
I'm a bit confused about zero waste though. It seems to be about using things up or re-using them. "Reducing waste through reuse, recycling and repurposing material for a longer life".
What happened to plain old "reduce"? That is, not buying it, buying only as much as you need, simplifying, choosing things with less packaging, etc. Completely missing from this thread title. Surely, reduce is first, above re-using and recycling?
But re-purposing and re-using above recycling, for sure.
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