At WAB we often bang on about Recycling. This is because one of our main functions funded by SG is to provide a working Business Recycling Directory.
However we mustn’t overlook the importance of other waste options, particularly Reduce and Reuse which, as you can see from the diagram above, are actually higher on the hierarchy and therefore preferable to recycling.
That being said, recycling is better than many other potential routes for the waste in your business, so it’s a hugely important part of the whole waste management spectrum.
Anyway, it’s an interesting diagram, if you like that sort of thing. I hope you find it useful.
*Update* We’ve received several requests to use this image and I just wanted to make clear that we are happy for people to use this image, which we produced and own the rights to, so long as you use it for the purposes of trying to reduce waste! Thanks for the interest.