Reducing waste at work is not only the environmental thing to do - it also makes good economic sense. Often implementing a waste reduction strategy can reduce the amount of materials that companies pay to send to disposal, thereby reducing garbage disposal costs.
Implementing a waste diversion program is mandatory for businesses that fall under the criteria of Regulation 102/94. Although this regulation is specific to larger sized businesses, the standards that it requires can and should be followed by smaller businesses as well. Regardless of size, introducing a comprehensive waste diversion program can assist businesses in reducing their wastes and costs.
How can businesses start?
Please see the sidebar for some helpful resources and tools to get you started. A listing of recycling service providers and waste auditors can be found in our e-Directory under 'Service Providers'.