Waste Mitigation Strategies With the emergence of a new sustainable society numerous inventions have been made that will solve many of the current problems! Bio-degradable plastics and materials are increasingly becoming popular and starting to replace hazardous ones which can be used to produce biofuels. Machines, devices and appliances need to become modular so that parts can be replaced or upgraded without the need to replace the entire unit. Additionally manufactures can refurbish old or damaged parts to minimize waste. Everything needs to be designed in a way that can be efficiently and thoroughly recycled.