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Businesses should be applying the waste hierarchy to your waste outputs. This helps you understand what is happening to your waste products and move towards waste sustainability.
As per the waste hierarchy, recycling waste is better than incinerating or disposing of it in landfill.
We recommend single stream recycling as the most carbon effective where you have different bins for each type.
Many waste companies tend to overspecify businesses' general waste collections and offer fewer recycling bins. We aim to review your business and waste outputs to ensure the correct set up is in place and create a carbon reduction plan. Often additional recycling bins and single stream recycling will cost you less and is significantly more sustainable.
Calculate your carbon output, introduce waste minimisation and recycling and then recalculate. You should show a carbon reduction.
Not sure how to calculate your carbon output? We can provide you with your carbon output baseline, a project plan of action and your improvement over time.
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol provides the most widely recognised accounting standards for greenhouse gas emissions. Scope 3 includes your waste and recycling. Make changes now to your waste sustainability and achieve your Scope 3 requirements.
Prevention of waste in the first place is key to an improved carbon output. Review where your waste comes from, what you do with it and how you can prevent it.
Looking for some quick wins and industry secrets? Talk to us about a waste minimisation plan. We can write this for you.
The waste hierarchy helps you consider your waste outputs at each stage of its journey. The best option and starting point is the prevention of waste in the first place. This is followed by the re-use of items, then recycling, then recovery (such as incineration) and finally disposal.
The Waste Hierarchy legally applies to all businesses and organisations that produce waste according to Government guidelines. Any organisation that produces waste is affected and must consider the hierarchy when choosing a waste management option for their waste.
All waste transfer notes from your collector includes a declaration saying that the waste hierarchy has been applied to the waste in line with the waste duty of care.
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol categorises GHG emissions into three ‘scopes’. Businesses are responsible for analysing and improving their emissions.
Scope 1 covers direct emissions from your owned or controlled sources such as fuel in your vehicles.
Scope 2 covers indirect emissions from the purchase and use of electricity, steam, heating and cooling. By using the energy, an organisation is indirectly responsible for the release of these GHG emissions.
Scope 3 includes all other indirect emissions that occur in the upstream and downstream activities of your business. Scope 3 includes your waste and recycling activities.
There is a huge amount of information out there regarding emissions, waste, sustainability and carbon reduction.
We are passionate about helping our customers achieve a more sustainable position with their waste.
If you are looking for advice on how to be more sustainable; how to reduce your waste costs and how to account for your carbon - talk to us. We are experts in waste sustainability and can guide you to the best option for your business. We also regularly work with Calmeus on low cost carbon audits and carbon action plans for business.
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