The hierarchy of waste

What is the difference between disposal and recycling? Waste management is a cumbersome activity, its ultimate purpose being to reduce the impact of human activities on the planet while limiting the exploitation of natural resources and enhancing the value of waste materials.

In the hierarchy of waste, each word has a clear meaning and a different, non-interchangeable position that can be represented as an upturned pyramid where disposal should be a residual activity.

Fedrigoni turns waste into a new resource: by 2030 the goal is to have 100% of waste materials recovered, without landfilling them.
Find out more in our Bit on Sustainability.

Bits on Sustainability are edited by Fedrigoni’s Sustainability Team and are part of the Group commitment to spreading a culture of sustainability.


Bit #10: Waste hierarchy