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Climbing the waste hierarchy


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Recycling is the third step in the waste hierarchy or Lansink’s Ladder, after the priorities initiated by the politician Ad Lansink in the Dutch parliament in 1979.

The waste management hierarchy indicates an order of preference for action to reduce and manage waste from most favourable to least favourable actions.

A proper application of the waste hierarchy in your work can help prevent emissions greenhouse gases, reduces pollutants , save energy, conserves resources, create jobs and stimulate the development of green technologies.

Climbing Lansink’s Ladder

Challenge your colleagues and your local waste management company to climb Lansink’s Ladder for a custom build solution specific for your work.

List of steps of Lansink’s Waste Hierarchy

Waste Hierarchy – Lansink’s Ladder
   waste hierarchy lansinks ladder - A


Quantitative and qualitative prevention of waste.

 waste hierarchy lansinks ladder - B


Reuse of used products and materials.

 waste hierarchy lansinks ladder - C


Recycling of waste materials.

 waste hierarchy lansinks ladder - D


Generating energy from waste materials.

 waste hierarchy lansinks ladder - E


Incineration as a disposal method of waste materials.

 waste hierarchy lansinks ladder - F


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