Step Four: How to Trim Your Trash

Waste reduction can lower costs in every area of your business - not only offices, break rooms, shipping and manufacturing, but also building, equipment and vehicle maintenance.
Effective waste reduction strategies include:

Using both sides of a sheet of paper when printing and copying.
Buying supplies in bulk or economy sized packaging.
Purchasing or leasing washable, reusable cleaning cloths.
Shipping products in returnable containers.
Using raw materials efficiently in manufacturing.
Avoiding fluid spills during equipment and vehicle maintenance.
Use these ideas when you brainstorm with staff about your day-to-day operations to help identify other waste reduction opportunities.

See the Waste Reduction Checklist for dozens of examples.