Every organization must make an effort to bring down their volume of waste materials generated by them in any given business year if they are to truly call themselves a “sustainable” entity. The seriousness of this very real issue is well emphasized by the fact that a mammoth 1.7 tons of waste is produced by an individual employee in Australia and these numbers are constantly rising. If yours is an entity that is concerned about this problem and want to do your part towards making it a better place for your employees and the environment, this article will provide you with a few useful pointers.
Greener utensils for the canteen
One of the biggest waste generators of any organization or such establishment is the cafeteria, and these could be in the form of a number of materials. The high volumes of disposable plastic and paper cups, spoons and plates that are preferred by most is responsible for the biggest proportion of such output. These can often generate such high volumes of garbage, that even an entire skip bin Adelaide will not be enough to hold the daily disposal. As a responsible business, you must encourage your employees to get used to the greener habit of using reusable tableware that will help bring these numbers down considerably. The time spent on cleaning these items will add up over time and you might think of it as a bottleneck for organizational efficiency, but it will do wonders for the green reputation of the firm.
Recycling is one of the most effective ways to manage waste material generated by an establishment and it is being adopted by many businesses as a means of controlling their daily garbage load. As a manager, instruct your workforce to manage these loads by recycling instead of simply dumping them out to landfill. This is a very simple process that you can implement with a few skip bins for collecting the different types wastes and sending them to a recycling plant where they will be processed to get better use of them. Instruct your employees to implement the process as soon as possible and encourage them to be responsible when disposing garbage.
How much money do you spend each year to purchase expensive manure and fertilizer for the many plants and flowers that decorate your organization’s exterior? Wouldn’t it be great if you can fulfill this requirement all on your own? Composting is a great way in which you can achieve this at the expense of nothing but garbage. Collect all compostable waste materials at your establishment into a composte bin and let the good microorganisms do the rest.