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3RV-E Principle

"Unless an environmental analysis shows the opposite, reductions at the source, reuse, recycling, recovery and elimination must be encouraged in this order in the field of managing residual materials.”

(Hierarchy of methods for managing residual materials and recognition of handling operations for energy recovery of the Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Parks (MDDEP).)


An activity that reduces waste in fabrication, which is at odds with the general trend of overconsumption.


This operation consists of recovering, through collection, sorting, storage or reconditioning of the materials cast away, with a view to recovering them.


This concerns especially clothing and textiles from the home. Reusing a product by modifying it or using it as is.

Local resale: The majority of organizations and companies resell their merchandise locally and, for the most part, the merchandise comes from the same region.

International resale: Several organizations and companies export their surpluses through contract/client exporters.


Consists of transforming a material into a new product. This can resemble the original product such as an old newspaper becoming blank new newspaper or be completely different such as a plastic bottle that is transformed into a pen.

In the area of textiles, companies mainly make wipes, felt or other non-woven products. In addition to providing the primary material, in industrial rejects (post-industrial), some recyclers agree to receive used clothing (post-consumption) under differing conditions.


All operations designed to recycle, compost, regenerate or any other action that does not constitute elimination and obtains from residual material elements, energy or products that are useful.


All operations designed for the landfill or other total rejection of residual material into the environment by the discharge, stocking or burning, including treatment operations or the transfer of residual materials with a view to their elimination.