How to reduce your business waste
Reducing your business’ waste is not only beneficial for the environment, it can also help your company’s bottom line too by cutting its annual waste disposal costs. In order to decrease the amount of waste being produced there are several steps which can be taken in the form of reduce, reuse and recycle:
Perform an audit to try and limit the amount of waste your company produces and then communicate to staff what key areas you are trying to reduce waste in. For example you could ask employees to think twice before making unnecessary print outs – this will reduce the amount of toner cartridges needed as well as the amount of paper being used and then thrown away.
If it is not possible to reduce the amount an item is used, then think about reusing a product as many times as possible. Again, it is important to include staff in your plans, for example you could encourage employees to use a water bottle instead of disposable plastic cups at the water cooler and to use thermal cups for coffee rather than paper ones which will get thrown away after one use.
Rather than sending waste to landfill, recycle whatever you can. This may be by taking part in an organised recycling scheme, donating items to a waste management organisation or selling them on to be used for a different purpose. This can reduce costs as well as help your business become more sustainable.
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