Minimising waste can save money, reduce waste to landfill and help to reduce the carbon footprint of a business. For those in a standard office environment waste reduction strategies can be relatively easy to implement, its getting everyone on board and to use the bins properly that’s the challenge. In other business environments waste removal can be a significant cost, and may not be so simple to manage.
Here are some basic things that can easily be done:
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The best options for you will depend on your business, but there are always ways to be better. If you want to measure your baselines and improvement over time, a simple visual assessment could be done on a regular basis noting volume in bins etc on a spreadsheet and encouraging waste minimisation practices.
For those who want a ‘proper’ measurement and monitoring process, a NABERS waste assessment is thorough and a recognised method of measuring and managing waste. You can find out more about NABERS waste assessments by clicking here.