We talked about ‘end of first life materials’ in another post but now this new verbiage has come even further into the spotlight with a push to have it implemented by the year 2020 – much less than the time predicted in our earlier post of twenty years.
This new prediction implies that in the next few years waste would be managed so effectively that it would just not be there anymore. Everyone has realized the importance of this, and taking steps to ensure the same. There are so many businesses that have developed an understanding of the ways in which waste should be managed and are incorporating processes that are based on waste management. As such lesser amounts of waste are being produced by industries.
If every organization aimed at reducing their waste amounts and increasing their recycling targets, the waste level to landfill ratio would be significantly reduced. There are quite a few advantages. For instance this would also reduce the costs associated with disposal, and this money can be used for other means. In fact, if companies use it to fund their waste management and treatment solutions with it, it would help them in achieving their waste goals.
One thing that can significantly benefit companies in this regard is to develop an understanding of resource usage, water wastage and energy. This would not only make the companies more efficient and increase their productivity, it will also help them in reducing waste once they start managing their resources properly and effectively.
The first step in controlling waste is to evaluate the current waste streams in an organization. The employees need to be educated so that they can determine the points where waste can be reduced or point out phases that can be improved. After a thorough review, possible solutions can be figured out and the existing processes can be modified. When the solutions have been properly tested and analyzed, the most feasible one of them can be implemented. A waste management company can also be contacted for further guidance and advice.
Today the goals of many organizations include minimizing their environmental impact as well. In fact many of them have already incorporated this into their strategies, with both waste being controlled and environment friendly solutions being implemented. It would not take much longer for the world to truly become healthier and greener if end of first life materials is achieved.