Definitions for "Waste Reduction"
Decreasing the amount of waste at its source.
The combined efforts of waste prevention, reuse, recycling, and composting practices.
all means of reducing the amount of waste that is produced initially and that must be collected by solid waste authorities. This ranges from legislation and product design to local programs designed to keep recyclables and compostables out of the final waste stream.
See Waste Minimisation
See Waste Minimization. Sometimes includes treatment.