Waste reduction, also known as source reduction, is the technique of consuming less material and energy in order to reduce waste and conserve natural resources. Waste reduction includes methods for preventing materials from turning waste before they reach the recycling stage. Reusing things like plastic and glass containers, purchasing more durable products, and using reusable products like dishrags instead of paper towels are all ways to reduce waste. It also entails economic savings
The percentage of waste created that is actually handled completely by the waste management and recycling system is known as waste capture. All waste material collected and sent to official treatment, recycling, and disposal facilities is included in it. Waste that is lost due to illegal burning, burying, or dumping at unauthorized locations inside a city or country is not included in the waste capture estimation or computation.
Recycling is the process of disassembling and reusing materials that would otherwise be discarded. Recycling is not only good for the environment, but it is also good for the economy. Recycling has been documented throughout history, but it has come a long way since Plato's day, when humanity repurposed broken tools and pottery when resources were scarce.