Household waste prevention--a review of evidence.

  title={Household waste prevention--a review of evidence.},
  author={Jayne Cox and Sara Giorgi and Veronica Sharp and Kit Strange and David C. Wilson and Nick C Blakey},
  journal={Waste management & research : the journal of the International Solid Wastes and Public Cleansing Association, ISWA},
  volume={28 3},
This paper reports a synthesis of policy-relevant evidence on household waste prevention, based on a UK portfolio of primary research and a broad international review. Waste prevention was defined as strict avoidance, reduction at source (e.g. home composting) and reuse (for the product's original purpose) - recycling was excluded. A major focus was on consumers. Waste prevention is not one but many behaviours; the review revealed a general hierarchy in their popularity, from donating goods to… CONTINUE READING
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