The idea of reshaping modern industry sector towards more effective and less polluting technologies is the key focus of current economic development strategies. The so-called “Zero Waste” concept means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials. The main idea behind “Zero Waste” policy is simple: instead of burning or burying waste, it should be recycled or processed in order to recover the resources. Implementing “Zero Waste” will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that possess a threat to health and well-being of all living organisms.
With no doubts, “Zero Waste” is ethical, economical, cost-efficient and visionary solution. However, it is also extremely important to encourage people to change their lifestyles and daily habits with the aim to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use. Using every bit of waste possible and turning the remainder into energy is a commendable and sustainable system of waste management, which could solve many of the world’s environmental problems and ensure bright future for incoming generations. As waste management climbs the political and environmental agenda, bright sparks in the industry respond with innovation.