Every year in Southwark we produce about 114,000 tonnes of household waste, which is equivalent to more around 0.8 of a tonne per household. We are making great developments in recycling, however, according to the waste hierarchy below, the
best thing you can do is not produce waste in the first place!
Waste prevention is about focusing on prevention, so it can be defined by any actions that reduce or stop waste being created, such as reuse, repair and
Waste prevention saves:
money, as it reduces the need for waste
collection, treatment and disposal