How much is waste costing your business?
From small cafés and consultancy firms to large-scale manufacturers, industrials and corporates - waste costs your business, no matter the size. Understanding where your waste is coming from, can help you reduce this cost to your business. Here are a number of easy, low-cost strategies to make savings in your business include the following.
Order in bulk where possible
This reduces packaging which often goes straight to waste. Bulk purchasing is usually cheaper, and you will also be reducing the environmental impacts (e.g. exhaust emissions) of frequent deliveries to your premises. However, capital tied up in storage and product use by dates should be considered.
Ask for eco-efficient packaging
If you're receiving hard-to-dispose-of packaging this can add to your waste disposal costs. If they can’t, try to find another supplier. Poor supplier packaging can add to your waste disposal costs.
Reduce disposables in your staff room
Make your kitchen more eco-efficient use handtowels instead of paper towels and washable cutlery and crockery instead of disposables. Encourage staff to compost suitable food scraps.
Review your operations and office water use to find where savings could be made. Some waste water can be recycled for other uses, for example, gardens or first rinse.
For more FAQs visit the fact sheet to start reducing waste production in your business so you can in turn make savings.