Conclusiont's far better to reduce the toxicity and amount of solid waste in the first place than to cope with it after it has been created. Through source reduction, recycling, and composting, many environmental benefits and cost savings can be realized. Just remember the four "Rs"...
|REDUCE the amount of trash discarded.|
|REUSE containers and products.|
|RECYCLE - use recycled materials, and compost.|
|RESPOND to the solid waste dilemma by reconsidering waste-producing activities and by expressing preferences for less waste.|