Waste management is a key component of ensuring your business is embracing sustainable practices.
When sourcing products, the end-of-life consideration is as important as the product itself. For example, compostable products are only a viable alternative to plastics when the appropriate composting infrastructure is available—whether that’s home composting or at the industrial/commercial. Waste management can vary widely due to location, types of waste streams produced, and available infrastructure, so it’s important to work with your team and waste hauler to make the best decisions.
As waste management is a key component to Blue, businesses must confirm that all materials used on-site have a responsible final destination.
It is mandatory that your waste management plan meets or exceeds local waste management regulations to achieve a Blue Seal.
Splore, a 3-day camping festival in New Zealand achieved an 85% waste diversion rate from landfill in 2016. They required vendors to use compostable packaging only and encouraged attendees to think about their purchases pre-festival to reduce landfill waste prior to arrival. Additionally, large numbers of volunteers were stationed at waste sorting stations for monitoring and guidance!
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