describe the purpose of keeping waste to a minimum in a business environment



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    Keeping waste to a minimum in the business environment serves the same purposes it does everywhere else:  it decreases the amount of waste a business contributes to the environment (this can include solid waste, wastewater, and carbon emissions).  Reducing waste is key to minimizing an individual’s or business’s environmental impact by reducing air and water pollution and limiting the amount of material that ends up in landfills.  Reducing waste can also serve to save a business money.  By enacting plans that conserve materials, they will inevitably cut down on the amount of materials they need to purchase.  Likewise, any attempt to reduce carbon emissions inevitably relies on a reduction of energy use, which means less money spent on electricity and fuel.  The advantage of applying waste minimizing principles in a business environment is that it impacts a larger number of people than would applying them in one’s home.  Such actions can also serve to improve a business’s image.

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    Businesses must pay money to dispose of their waste.  Moreover, the creation of waste includes unaccounted externalities such as a waste of raw materials, energy, and labor costs.  When these factors are included in waste costs, the true cost of waste is actually 5 to 20 times more expensive than the disposal cost. By cutting waste costs a business is saving money with no extra expenditures.

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    Recognise things that are recyclable/reusable

    Be rationable when ordering supplies

    Ordering good quality paper that is the recommended weight for the office machines

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