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6 Ways to Create an Effective and Beneficial Waste Management Strategy

June 19, 2020
Proper waste segregation and recycling can prove to be profitable, environmentally and financially.

Industrial waste management has become a global concern. Thankfully, more and more organizations are realizing the several benefits of recycling and waste management. Waste disposal done carelessly can cost your business a lot. Proper waste segregation and recycling on the other hand can prove to be profitable, environmentally and financially. These guidelines can help your organization create an effective and beneficial waste management strategy. Take a look:

1. Conduct a Waste Audit
A waste audit helps determine the amount and type of waste generated in your organization. It also helps identify the areas where waste management can be improved.You can either conduct the waste audit yourself or hire a waste management specialist for professional guidance. If you are conducting the audit in-house, do ensure that you handle the data accurately for correct results. Waste audits provide effective solutions for waste minimization which supports sound business and economic practices. Also, it helps you get out of dilemmas like going for rental or lease program or buying the equipment.

2. Create a Waste Policy
A well-defined waste policy serves as a guideline to the entire organization and makes organization-wide efforts focused and fruitful. Develop a simple and transparent waste policy based on the nature of your organization’s waste management requirements. It should include the goals of your Company for an effective waste management program. The policy can be put into practice successfully by involving the entire staff. You can make teams and assign leadership roles so that everyone is well aware about individual responsibilities. 

3. Train the Staff
Educating and training your staff can make a huge difference. Design workshops to create employee awareness regarding industrial waste management. Conduct employee orientation and Occupational Health and Safety sessions which are an extension of your waste management objectives. If your employees are well-trained to deal with waste management, you are more likely to achieve a positive green bottom line as an organization.

4. Focus on Accurate Segregation
Waste segregation is a very crucial aspect of waste management. It is important to understand what can be reused and what can be recycled. This can save your organization money and time involved in sending waste to the landfill. Make recycling an integral part of your company’s waste management program. Waste recycling offers a host of benefits on both – environment as well economiclevel. Today, more and more businesses are opting for sophisticated recycling equipment such as garbage compactors which are designed to deal with large number of materials.

5. Embrace a Sustainable ApproachProactively embracing a sustainable approach can make substantial difference. For instance, there are several opportunities in your manufacturing division for improved waste reduction. Ensure that your inventory is not overstocked. Focus on reducing the packaging waste. Try and implement reusable or recyclable packaging material for all the products. Recover and recycle as much as waste as you can from onsite and offsite locations.

6.Get all Hands Onboard
Involve both internal as well as external stakeholders in your waste management program. Promote your objectives and goals for waste reduction and recycling throughout the supply chain. Educate and empower your dealers and vendors to minimize waste and adopt sustainable practices. Develop partnerships with local bodies and government organizations to expand your reach and results for efficient waste management.

Utilize the above described guidelines to incorporate a solid waste management strategy as per your organization’s needs. Collaborate with like-minded bodies to achieve your recycling and waste management goals more efficiently. Every small effort today can garner big benefits tomorrow.

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About the Author

Erich Lawson

Lawson is passionate about saving the environment through effective recycling techniques and modern innovations. He works with Compactor Management Company and writes on a variety of topics related to recycling, including tips and advice on how balers, compactors and shredders can be used to reduce industrial waste. He loves helping businesses understand how to lower their monthly garbage bills and increase revenue from recycling.