In the last few years, in order to preserve the environment, many countries have adopted several laws aiming at improving waste management in each company. In fact, companies in France produce nearly 300 million tons of waste per year. A worrying figure especially if there is no real policy in waste management. The goal is to reduce as much as possible the pollution caused by this waste. For this, you have several techniques that could help you optimize the management of waste in your company.
Set up an efficient sorting system
Since 2016, a law has been put in place to require companies to move towards a more efficient sorting system by adopting the 5-stream rule. The goal is to allow not only sorting… but also recycling of five main materials including glass, plastic, wood, plastic and metal. To do this, companies must implement a better way to identify these materials and then be able to sort them efficiently. The best way to improve waste management is therefore to invest in waste bins for each material. In addition to this, it is also important to create an automatic system for employees to know where to dispose of waste.
Improve the waste collection system
Even if you already have an in-house waste separation system in place, some employees might get the wrong bins. In this case, you need to set up a smart waste collection system. In fact, with the development of new technologies, it is possible to computerize the whole operation of your company. So, one way to improve your company’s waste management is to get smart vehicles that are capable of sorting the waste at the time of collection.
Consider reducing waste at the source
One of the biggest causes of increased waste is the lack of control over raw material orders. Some companies order more packaging than they need and this results in over-packaging. This excess packaging is waste for the company. On top of that, companies should prioritize the reuse of raw materials by installing an efficient recycling system. But to go even further, you can opt for raw materials and packaging that respect the imposed environmental standards.