WASTE is one of the biggest opportunities for improved performance in the modern SOCIO-ENVIRO-ECONOMIC system. Waste does not have much of a cost in conventional accounting, but the true cost of waste taking into account the impact on the environment, the huge.
The conventional incentives for better performance encourage consumption, but only measure this at the point of sale ... the waste all the way through the product life cycle are ignored.
Cleaning up the processes so that there is no production of waste should be a priority ... a getting consumers not to waste in another thing that needs to be done.
Waste is causing untold pollution on land, in rivers and now also in the oceans. This is not the way man built systems should be functioning, and it must be fixed.