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The idea of waste, something that gets discarded, is fundamentally incompatible with a holistic and optimized natural system. Everything transitions between states and between different life-forms but nothing is "waste".

Principals for transitioning to a wasteless culture:

  1. Reduce resource extraction, production and consumption of new products.

  2. Redesign products and methods of production to eliminate waste by designing for longevity, modularity, and indefinite closed-loop reuse.

  3. Avoid all single-use materials such as packaging and convenience products.

  4. Convert "waste" to resources for the benefit of local production and the creation of a sustainable society.

  5. Clean, sort, and store any not-yet-recyclable "waste" to enable future re-manufacturing .

Reducing trash at the household level is the first step. However, more than 80% of wastage happens before a product gets purchased. To go beyond landfill culture one must go beyond participation in the industrial product market.

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