To prevent the generation of waste we can Reduce, Recycle and Reuse (3Rs):
Reduction of waste is the most effective waste management option and forms the first aspect of the Waste Hierarchy. We can reduce the amount of waste we create by, for example, buying goods with less packaging, avoiding disposable items such as plastic and paper cups and plates, repairing items where possible, etc. Read more about what you can do in Guidance and FAQs.
Reuse forms the second aspect of the Waste Hierarchy and requires an item that is to be disposed of being used again either for the same or new purpose. We can reuse by, for example, donating our unwanted goods to charity shops and organizations, reusing shopping bags and cardboard boxes, using empty glass jars as storage containers. Read more about what you can do in Guidance and FAQs.
Recycling form the third aspect of the Waste Hierarchy. We can recycle our waste such as glass, paper, metal and plastics so that it can be reprocessed and made into new products. Recycling facilities will soon be provided throughout the Emirate. Read more about what you can do in Guidance and FAQs.