If you own a laser cartridge and inkjet recycling facility, it is only natural that you may wish to implement resource saving strategies into other parts of your business as well. Being aware of materials that are being wasted — resulting in monetary loss — and taking measures to salvage materials by reducing the amount of consumption is good for the environment and will help you control your finances.
Chart the Journey of Recyclables
Waste stream management involves being aware of the origin of resources and recyclable materials and tracking how they are utilized inside of a facility. It also involves studying what happens to resources or materials that are depleted or wasted. With thorough research, resources or materials that are being squandered can be identified, and steps can be taken to reduce consumption.
Begin your journey by recording information about the recyclable materials that are used inside of your business. Take note of which items are repurposed and which items are tossed out with other garbage.
Materials such as cardboard, glass, brass, aluminum, and plastic should be separated from trash and placed inside of a bin that is designated for recyclables. Make a conscious effort to have the recyclable materials dropped off to a recycling center on a weekly basis or picked up from your business by a company like H & H Metals Co.
Keep Track of Energy and Water Consumption
Electric, gas, and water are renewable resources that you may not have been too concerned with in the past. These resources may be wasted on a daily basis, driving up the costs associated with operating your business. Look over the bills that you have been receiving from your local providers, and compare the costs over the last few years.
If you notice that there is large increase in energy or water consumption, observe what is occurring inside of your business to determine where energy and water are being wasted. Perhaps lights are left on throughout the day and night and they aren't even necessary or the thermostat is adjusted to a higher temperature than you prefer.
If water is used to clean parts of the building or to assist with keeping the grounds maintained, are hoses or sprinklers being used? These items could be resulting in more water being administered to areas indoors or outdoors than necessary. Tell your employees about the changes you would like to make to reduce the consumption of energy and water and monitor the way things are handled from this point forward.Share