Today, more businesses and individuals are able to identify true environmental responsibility. Customers are now responding to social and environmental practices, while businesses become more involved with finding solutions.
A focus on the 3 R’s will help increase efficiency and includes reduction, reuse and recycle. These 3 elements can be defined as the removal or storage of used products and substances. Disposal includes burning, burial at landfill sites or at sea, and recycling.
Managing waste in your business is at each stage of the production process.
Here are 5 best waste disposal practices that improves your business and stakeholders to protect the future of our environment.
1. Identify Your Waste
Firstly, you need to know the type of waste you are handling as this can impact negatively on the environmental and greenhouse gas emissions and pollutions as well as social issues, including the spreading of unpleasant odors.
2. Sort Your Garbage
Labelling garbage bins is being implemented in many central locations such as your town or city shopping malls, offices, health facilities, streets and even at your own home. It is important to identify your waste to dispose it in appropriately labelled containers.
3. Measure Your Waste
To practice efficient measuring of waste consider using smaller bins. By examining, estimating and recording the weights of all bin sizes, you can identify (approximately) how much waste material your business produces within a given time frame.
It reprocesses the “used” materials to prevent waste generated by household or industrial dumping. It is an alternative that can save some materials and helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Here are a number of ways you can recycle your waste, including:
- Kitchen and Garden waste can be recycled by composting. It is a common method of waste disposal as it transforms unsafe products into safe compost.
- Glass waste is recycled by converting used waste glass into new usable products.
- Paper/Cardboard waste is transformed into new paper and cardboard products and can be recycled up to 6 times. These products used in packaging, tissues, newspapers, kitty litter and other items
In addition to having a “good idea” on how much material your business produces and the materials that are wasted, it is also important to consider the “right” local collector who takes environmental issues seriously. These collectors will generate value to your business and provide further services such as consultation, recommendations and even recommend trusted suppliers.
5. Resale Items
Disposing waste can also be done through reselling products such as clothes, electronic equipment and homeware appliances. Just like the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, should not be underestimated regarding the value of your old products.
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