B3.4 Principles of Waste Management


Every year, an estimated 17½ billion plastic bags are given away by supermarkets. This is equivalent to over 290 bags for every person in the UK.


Within Waste Management there is a clear waste hierarchy. This is the preferred action to be taken in relation to waste, as demonstrated in the diagram below.

Source: Roscommon County Council; http://www.roscommoncoco.ie