Envirowise – Why Re-Use Waste?

All companies produce waste, but did you know that it can contribute to up to 4% of business turnover? Re-using waste material means less pollution and more
profit to your business.

Why re-use waste?

All companies produce waste, but did you know that it can contribute to up to 4% of business turnover? Re-using waste material means less pollution and more profit to your business. The true cost of waste isn’t limited to that of disposal – it also includes waste raw materials, and energy and labour costs, which can be 5 to 20 times the cost of disposal. Consider if the item is returned back to the start or middle of its life. Its useful life has been prolonged and the disposal option has been either prevented or delayed. In addition to cost savings and less environmental impact, the benefits of re-using waste include:

  • legislative compliance (eg packaging regulations and waste management through EMS certification);
  • improved employee awareness and involvement;
  • improved public perception through a greener image;
  • improved process control and system efficiency;
  • improved community relations through donations of waste material and equipment.

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