Any change in the design, manufacturing, purchase or use of materials or products (including packaging) to reduce their amount or toxicity before they are discarded. Waste prevention also refers to the reuse of products or materials. www.ofee.gov/eo/greening.pdf (pages 14-15)
Preventing or decreasing the amount of waste being generated through waste prevention, recycling or purchasing recycled and environmentally preferable products. www.ofee.gov/eo/greening.pdf (pages 14-15)
Water carrying dissolved or suspended solids from homes, farms, businesses and industries.
see World Business Council for Sustainable Development
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD):
A coalition of 160 international companies chartered to promote sustainable development through economic growth, ecological balance and social progress.