When it comes to evaluating your waste prevention practices, it’s important to take a look at your manufacturing processes, the practices of any vendors you use and the habits of your employees.
The most effective way to reduce your organization’s waste is to generate less in the first place. The added benefit is that it can also help you streamline costs. If you have excess materials or products, consider donating them to a local nonprofit organization. Also, consider going paperless — it will help the environment and increase your efficiency. Other ideas for reducing waste include printing documents double-sided, avoiding the use of disposable cups, water bottles and cutlery and communicating waste goals to customers and employees.