What is waste?
What's in our waste?
Waste is a resource.
Waste can been defined as: “any material, solid, liquid or gas, that is unwanted and/ or unvalued, and discarded or discharged by its owner.”
This definition recognises that what one person or organisation regards as waste can be a useful resource when used again for a beneficial purpose.
(Towards Zero Waste and a Sustainable New Zealand, The New Zealand Waste Strategy, Ministry for the Environment)
We are concerned with solid waste; in particular, domestic (refuse & recyclables) and construction & demolition waste.
What's the problem?,