As the economies progress, global carbon emission levels are off the charts and are only expected to rise as time passes!
These ever-changing emission rates should be a cause of concern for both individuals and organisations as they can have massive environmental ramifications. To bring about the desired effect, companies and businesses will have to come together and find solutions that can contribute towards reducing corporate waste and really make an impact! For those of you looking to start a recovery and recycling drive at your workplace, here are 4 simple, easy-to-implement methods you can follow:
4. Optimize Your Planning Process
Effective planning may seem like a vague term when it comes to waste management, but this actually works across various departments. Right from raw material procurement to production and supply chain management, you must be very careful while planning each aspect of this process.
By ensuring that you are only purchasing what you need, you reduce any raw material wastage while enhancing effectiveness during production. By planning exactly how much you need to produce a product, you automatically eradicate the changes of extra waste generation.
3. Introduce a Waste Management Program
Introducing a company-wide waste management program is a great way of getting the entire team involved and committed towards a greener tomorrow! You can create a dedicated waste reduction program, put different departments in charge of different waste reduction drives, and make a competition out of it by handing out employee perks to reward them for their initiatives. The ultimate aim is to get as many people from the community involved in the global effort to reduce pollution and save planet Earth!
2. Think Long-Term Sustainability
Optimal utilization of resources is another important aspect of the planning process. While you take the time out to factor in the raw materials required to avoid wastage, you must also consider alternative uses of such materials in case of excess stock. This automatically facilitate your procurement process and will also help you reduce your overall operating costs! Just think about it – by ordering exactly how much you need, you cut down on purchasing costs, transportation costs as well as the production costs.
1. Dispose Commercial Waste Appropriately
Each industry deals with a number of different raw materials to create a variety of products, and the type of waste generated while doing so is also different from one industry to another. For example, a trading company will generate a lot of paper waste and electronic waste, whereas a shampoo manufacturer will generate plastic and chemical waste. Now in such a situation, the trading company will have to come up with different ways to dispose all the waste it generates. So, in case of paper waste, it is completely biodegradable and can simply be put through an industrial paper shredder to reduce its volume and enable easier recycling and the electronic waste, or say the chemical waste generated by the shampoo company can be sent to dedicated waste management units to ensure safe disposal.
And there you have it – four simple tips to help you start a waste management program at your workplace. When creating a new waste management plan or thinking about alternative ways of reducing the industrial waste generated at your office, always remember the three golden words of effective waste management – Reduce, reuse and recycle! If you can reduce it, reuse it and if it can’t be reused either, recycle it!
Erich Lawson is very passionate about the environment and is an advocate of effective recycling.
He writes on a wide array of topics to inform readers on how modern recycling equipment can be used by industries to reduce monthly wastage bills and increase recycling revenue.
You can learn more about environment saving techniques by visiting his blog on Compactor Management Company.
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