As for my vision waste that ends up in our streets, homes, and fields begins with the industrial manufacturing of products that cannot be reused or recycled. One goal of a community waste program is to reduce waste over the long term by helping people use less of the materials that become waste in the first place. Some ways to reduce waste are:
not buying products wrapped in a lot of packaging materials.
choosing glass and cardboard over plastic and metal.
using your own shopping bag or basket, and refusing plastic bags at the store.
buying food in larger quantities to reduce the amount of packaging you bring home.
repairing or reusing what you can and buying second hand products when possible.
Communities can work with shop owners and local governments to prevent materials that cause disposal or health problems from entering the community in the first place. Community organizing can pressure governments to make laws that force businesses to reduce their waste and to take responsibility for the wastes they create.