What Does Precycling Mean?
Precycling attempts to reduce waste rather than produce waste that would be required to be recycled or discarded. As a means of solid waste management, precycling is favored by the EPA, since it eliminates or reduces the creation of waste and the resulting environmental impacts of waste. Precycling requires a planned approach to the reduction of waste.
Safeopedia Explains Precycling
The most simple examples of precycling are those adopted by environmentally aware consumers. For example, re-usable cloth shopping bags eliminate the use of plastic bags. Products that are unpackaged are preferred and products that are over-packaged are avoided. Wherever possible, items are re-used and durable, repairable items are sought to replace disposable ones. In an industrial context, similar strategies can be applied in order to reduce waste to the greatest degree possible.