Quantify changes in waste production so improvements

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Quantify changes in waste production, so improvements are measureable - Make sure you include internal wastes such as rework and recycle streams Reuse: o Reuse drums and containers and other recyclable items where possible – employ exchange systems where possible o Identify ways of reusing materials in the process at different stages, for example recirculating cooling water 9 Version 1.1 Page 27 of 50 October 2016 Document # - RTO # 31698 CRICOS # 03000J
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability o Identify possible ways of selling your waste to other organisations for their production processes - This information can be found through the sustainability organisation relevant to your state (e.g. Sustainability Victoria) Recycle: o Separate waste products where possible — this assists the recycling process and provides an indication of why waste is forming o Investigate alternative uses for organic waste that cannot be reduced or reused, for example, compost or convert the waste to energy o Identify recyclers or waste disposal contractors and organise regular collections o Join with neighbouring businesses to get common wastes recycled cost effectively and talk to your waste contractor about cost off-sets by efficient serving of the area Less waste = less pollution = less effort = less cost. 10 10 Version 1.1 Page 28 of 50 October 2016 Document # - RTO # 31698 CRICOS # 03000J
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability DEVELOP POLICY THAT REFLECTS THE ORGANISATION’S COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF BUSINESS PLANNING AND AS A BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Once you have consulted stakeholders, developed a plan, and gained acceptance you can begin to develop the policy that will guide any further actions in the business. If recycling is your main focus, you can write up the policy and procedures for your team. The steps below may help you: STEP 1: IDENTIFY TARGET MATERIALS Spend some time to look around your facility to evaluate what thrown away and unused materials are being generated, and in what quantities. Materials generated in the highest volumes are your target materials. Your waste reduction and recycling program should be built around these materials. Not only is it important to determine where waste materials are generated in a business, but also how they are generated (this helps to create waste reduction activities). Having a copy of the floor plan may be helpful to note your discoveries. This information will be used for Step 2: Designing the Program. This activity need not be a technical or complex task. Listed below are commonly found target materials for different categories of organisations such as: Business Office: o Paper o Cardboard o Drink containers o Food waste o Coffee grounds o Food wrappings Kitchen area: o Food scraps o Food wrap o Chemicals o Gloves o Linen Version 1.1 Page 29 of 50 October 2016 Document # - RTO # 31698 CRICOS # 03000J

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