Every company should implement prevention, minimization, reuse, recycling and recovery of materials. They should aim to prevent and minimize the creation of waste whenever possible. Once waste is created, clear processes should be in place to either reuse or if not possible, to recycle (e.g. plastic and paper).
We work with our clients to define and structure waste management strategies that reflect the individual needs and scenarios of our customers. By undergoing a detailed analysis using current measures and indicators, we will create a baseline scenario. This baseline will enable us to identify key actions from which to develop a new waste management strategy. Comparing new metrics against the baseline at regular intervals will highlight how much progress has been achieved with the new program and enable any tweaks to be applied, where required.
The benefits of a more efficient waste management program are financial and environmental, through reduced purchase costs (using only what is required) and reduced waste charges (less waste to be removed and processed). The resultant environmental benefits should be a part of a wider company management strategy that involves the suppliers (and supply chain) as well as customers. Demonstrating your company’s commitment to environmental sustainability attracts new customers, retains old ones and saves money.