15 Aug
2015

Waste management is an essential part of any business or home, especially those who are buying a lot of things. In addition to that, an effective waste management for a business can help promote an excellent working place for your employees, and you can also help preserve our nature for the betterment of the future. One of the most important things to keep in mind is a very popular phrase: reduce, reuse, and recycle. By implementing these, you can make sure that your business is always clean and green. Plus, reducing your waste can help save you money, and help the environment.

Reduce

Reducing the amount of rubbish that’s sent to the landfill is a great idea. Here are some tips that you can use:

  • Buying in bulk – this can reduce the amount of plastic and packaging you take and it can save you money
  • Buy what is needed – ask yourself if you really need something before buying it
  • If you print copies, proofread it before printing to reduce the amount of paper used from erroneous copies
  • Try to bring your own bag or box when shopping
  • Send messages via email rather than fax to save paper
  • Try to buy items with packaging that can be reused
  • Avoid using disposable items like tissues, nappies and razors
  • Take your lunch in a reusable container

Reuse

The following tips can help you save money by reusing an item:

  • Papers – use both sides of the paper and reuse them if appropriate
  • Reuse old cards or wrapping papers for wrapping presents
  • Milk cartons can be reused by planting seeds in them
  • Buy reusable items like refillable pens and containers
  • Give old clothes, toys or furniture to charities or second hand stores
  • Try to repair toys, furniture, or clothes instead of buying new ones.
  • Use the back of an envelope as a shopping list
  • Place a tray next to the photocopier, if any, for reusable papers

Recycle

  • Create a compost pit
  • Compost garden clippings and wastes
  • Food contaminated paper can be used in your compost
  • The following items can be recycled
    • glass
    • cardboard
    • aluminum cans
    • sump oil
    • car batteries
    • PET plastic bottles
    • HDPE plastic bottles
    • steel cans
    • paper
    • LPB milk and juice cartons
  • Try to buy products that can be recycled
  • Instead of trashing unwanted items, try to sell them online via eBay or similar websites

Those are just some of the tips that you can use in to reduce your waste. Not hard to follow, right? If you start doing these things, you can see that your environment will be cleaner and better than before. It will also give you a good feeling of helping not only your wallet but also our nature.