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Why your business needs a waste management plan – Business Matters

By 26th May 2019 No Comments

Many businesses regard their waste management as an unavoidable operational cost and that is their final thought on the matter.

Smart businesses, however, view this as a point of strategy.

Apart from statutory regulations governing how businesses deal with different types of waste, businesses stand to gain from understanding business waste and optimising their waste management.

WHAT IS WASTE MANAGEMENT?

Waste management looks at the entire life cycle of waste within a business. This includes how your enterprise generates waste, how it is stored, transported, and the means of disposal.

WHY IS A WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN IMPORTANT?

Waste doesn’t come cheap Business waste disposal can account for 4-5% of your turnover and it is predicted that this is an expense which will continue to grow over time.

Make it legal There is a statutory duty of care associated with business waste which has been put in place for human health and the good of the environment.

It can improve your bottom line Apart from finding cost-effective waste management services, coming up with a waste management strategy can reveal ways to reduce use of certain raw materials and re-use and recycle certain waste products.

The best businesses are sustainableThe importance of sustainable practices are well-known. Considering businesses dispose of millions of tonnes of waste each year, the effect of waste disposal on the environment is becoming increasingly important (and makes a difference to your business reputation too).

WHAT IS THE COST OF BUSINESS WASTE?

The where The location of your business can affect the amount you pay for your business waste management services. Big cities tend to be expensive. However, more remote locations can also be pricy because of complicated logistical requirements.

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