Jun 14, 2019

The European waste hierarchy refers to the five steps included in the article 4 of the Waste Framework Directive

Prevention: preventing and reducing waste generation.

Reuse and preparation for reuse: giving the products a second life before they become waste.

Recycle: any recovery operation by which waste materials are reprocessed into products, materials or substances whether for the original or other purposes. It includes composting and it does not include incineration.