We recognise the value of the waste hierarchy system for understanding the relative value of the different methods we use to achieve environmentally responsible operations. This places prevention – avoiding using energy and natural resources – as the best option, progressing through minimisation, reuse, recycling and energy recovery to disposal as the least-favoured option.
If we have done a good job in reducing, reusing and recycling materials and resources, then we should have only a limited need to deal with whatever remains through energy recovery or disposal.
"How can you expect to do your job without getting your hands dirty!"
Kiichiro Toyoda, Founder Toyota Motor Corporation