Thursday, 12 January 2017
The purchase and consumption of goods and materials is part of everyday modern life. What we do with the by-products, used packaging and waste produced from this process has a dramatic impact on the environment at local, national and global levels.
The rate at which we consume has a direct impact on the environmental result i.e. the greater the consumption, the more waste created and the greater the environmental impact.
All members of the local community – including businesses and government – have a responsibility to develop and implement sustainable ways to manage the resources we consume, and the waste created as a result. By consuming in a more sustainable way, and thinking of waste as a resource, we will be able to manage waste more strategically and create positive environmental, economic and social outcomes.