The Three Rs
The island has adopted a waste strategy that prioritises measures to minimise the amount of waste that needs to be disposed of. A key focus therefore is the Three Rs - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, and for more information on how you can help visit the downloads section of this page.
Manufacturing a product with recycled material uses less energy than making the same product from raw materials.
Recycling old products to make new ones minimises the need to use natural resources. This reduces our reliance on depleting ecosystems, such as forests, and saves natural habitats from destruction. With the depletion of the world's natural resources it is essential we conserve and reuse what we have left.
Be more efficient
Recycling not only cuts out the energy needed to mine or harvest raw materials from wherever they naturally occur on the planet, it also reduces the energy required to ship vast quantities of these materials around the world for processing.