1. Conduct a waste audit.
Assessing what materials come into and out of your facility will help set a
baseline for measurement and identify waste reduction opportunities.
2. Improve the efficiency of your procurement process.
3. Improve the efficiency of your operations
4. Reduce packaging waste
5. Reuse, sell, or donate unwanted items and materials.
6. Use industrial materials exchange and equipment resale programs to
dispose of and/or purchase raw materials and equipment.
For your member profile: Describe actions and include
results (e.g. lbs. of material or waste reduced or reused) and cost savings
1. Implement an office recycling program for all waste materials that
cannot be reduced or reused.
2. Expand your recycling program to include non-office related
materials (e.g. fats/oils/grease, construction materials, etc.).
For your member profile: List materials recycled by your
facility and quantities (e.g. lbs.) and cost savings where available.
1. Contract with a waste haulers to collect food scraps and other
organics to be taken to an off-site composting facility.
2. Compost materials onsite with small in-vessel composting systems
(bins, tubs, and tumblers):
For you member profile: List organic materials composted by
your facility (e.g. food waste or yard waste) and quantities (e.g. lbs. and cost
savings where available.)
(Note that for some facilities hazardous waste minimization efforts are a
1. Reduce hazardous waste generation by substituting with less toxic
materials and products
2. Reduce hazardous waste generation through equipment and process
3. Establish spill prevention and response procedures.
For your member profile: Describe actions and include results (e.g. lbs. of
hazardous waste eliminated or lbs. of toxic material use reduced) and costs
savings where available.
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