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Quantify changes in waste production, so improvements are measureable - Make sure you include internal wastes such as rework and recycle streamsReuse:oReuse drums and containers and other recyclable items where possible – employ exchange systems where possibleoIdentify ways of reusing materials in the process at different stages, for example recirculating cooling water9 Version 1.1Page 27 of 50October 2016Document # - RTO # 31698CRICOS # 03000J
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainabilityoIdentify 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:oSeparate waste products where possible — this assists the recycling process and provides an indication of why waste is forming oInvestigate alternative uses for organic waste that cannot be reduced or reused, for example, compost or convert the waste to energyoIdentify recyclers or waste disposal contractors and organise regular collectionsoJoin 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 areaLess waste = less pollution = less effort = less cost.1010 Version 1.1Page 28 of 50October 2016Document # - RTO # 31698CRICOS # 03000J
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainabilityDEVELOP POLICY THAT REFLECTS THE ORGANISATION’SCOMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY AS AN INTEGRAL PART OFBUSINESS PLANNING AND AS A BUSINESS OPPORTUNITYOnce you have consulted stakeholders, developed a plan, and gained acceptance you can beginto 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 MATERIALSSpend 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:oPaperoCardboardoDrink containersoFood wasteoCoffee groundsoFood wrappingsKitchen area:oFood scrapsoFood wrapoChemicalsoGlovesoLinen Version 1.1Page 29 of 50October 2016Document # - RTO # 31698CRICOS # 03000J