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Residuals Management

Definition

Residuals Management refers to careful observation of materials that remain and using this information to refine the systems to rethink, reduce, reuse, and recycle in order to prevent further discards.

Managing Residuals

  • Examine materials that remain and use this information to refine the systems to rethink, reduce, reuse, and recycle in order to prevent further discards
  • Ensure minimization of impacts by means of biological stabilization of fermentable materials
  • Encourage the preservation of resources and discourage their destructive disposal or dispersal
  • Plan systems and infrastructure to be adjusted as discards are reduced and its composition changes
  • Minimize gas production and release¬†and maximize gas collection
  • Use existing landfill capacity and maximize its lifespan. Ensure it is responsibly managed
  • Contain and control toxic residuals for responsible management

Guiding Questions

  • What is still left and why?
  • What do we need to take out of the system that should not have been circulated in the first place?
  • How do we manage what is left in a flexible manner that continues to encourage movement towards Zero Waste?