4. Priority should be given to recyclable and returnable products as well as those from recycled materials (mostly paper, aluminium, glass, plastic) without excessive multiple packaging (the more complex a product is, the more materials are used in its production and the more waste is disposed of into the environment). 5. In general, preference is given, wherever possible, to the purchase of products in bulk and re-usable or returnable packages. This practice reduces both the cost and the useless packaging that ends up as waste. 6. Among the artificial and chemical products of everyday use, preference is given to those with the least damaging effects on the environment and human health. 7. The purchase of fresh fruit and vegetables and the promotion, wherever possible, of local traditional products and organic cultivation products should be applied. BSBSUS401 Assessment 2 Page 22 of 4 ©Copyright Academia International 2019 Version 4 Approved by: B. Wade
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices RTO No: 21595 | CRICOS Code: 02634E 8. Regarding the purchase of equipment, priority is given to the products that consume less water, energy, and fuel and do not contain CFC’s. 9. The use of materials containing substances dangerous to the public health and the environment (such as organic solvents, asbestos, lead, polyurethane, etc.) should be avoided in the construction of buildings, manufacturing of furniture, insulation and decoration during renovations. METHODS TO REDUCE CONSUMPTION Establish a working group to develop an action plan for the implementation of this policy. Establish a staff education program to raise awareness about this policy. Ensure that all staff, where appropriate have access to information on environmentally preferred products. Require that all contractors and consultants are aware of the current purchasing policy and green purchasing options and work with Council to meet the objectives of the Green Purchasing Policy within their contracts. Establish a system to track and report on the outcomes of this policy. Actively promote environmental purchasing to the community. Consider the introduction of green purchasing in tendering process with contractors and work with contractors or consultants to increase the purchasing power of green products. Whenever possible, scrape dishes using a scraper, squeegee or absorbent over the garbage can before rinsing and loading into dishwasher. This keeps food material and grease from going down the drain. Install strainers on sinks to trap food waste. Control the flow of water to the garbage disposal with a solenoid valve that shuts off water when the unit is not operating. Check with the manufacturer to determine flow rate for proper operation and make sure your disposal is not using more water than recommended.
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