By applying better business waste practices, you can save money and protect the environment.
It’s estimated that failing to do so could cost your company up to 4% of annual turnover – a hefty sum, which may even increase with rising landfill taxes.
By effectively managing your business waste you can:
- save your business money
- reduce energy consumption
- enhance environmental performance
- reduce operating costs
- comply with your legal obligations
- improve the image of your business
The best business waste practices that can help save some cash along the way
Better waste management
Businesses waste a lot – you name it, paper, packaging, food, energy, water and much more. By focussing on minimising, reusing and recycling materials can lead to a decrease in waste production. More waste means more raw materials required, wasted water, wasted energy, more transport, environmental fines and more wasted time. Managing waste may cost money but unmanaged waste costs more.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Going green has never been more crucial. Reducing your waste is one of the best ways to better waste management. For businesses, reducing waste starts with looking for ways to reuse products and materials instead of throwing them away. This involves using products more than once and can result in significant cost savings for businesses. Not only is this an eco-friendly solution—it can also save you a tidy sum on costs. And don’t forget recycling. Finding new uses or raw materials from items no longer being used helps keep our world cleaner while keeping your cuts low!
Before you can put a plan in place to reduce the amount of waste your business is producing; you need to check what kinds of waste you create and how much there is of it. Please see below a waste audit template.