Changing the definition of “waste” in a circular economy

Ultimately, zero waste-to-landfill is exactly what it sounds like: It is diverting all waste from going to landfills for disposal.


Businesses and communities are getting there by moving up the waste hierarchy, which consists of the 4 R’s:

  • Reducing your consumption and waste of materials

  • Reusing materials wherever possible

  • Recycling and composting

  • Recovering energy from whatever is left over 

In essence, it’s all about reducing waste and reusing the waste we do generate.