We probably don’t have to tell you why you need to reduce corporate waste, but here it goes. First things first, you are contributing to making the world a better place and protecting the environment from pollution and overcrowded landfills. At the same time, you’re also improving your business efficiency by spending less on supplies you don’t need.
But, the real question is: how do you reduce corporate waste?
Here are five ways to get you started:
One-third of the waste produced every day in developed countries comes from packaging. The range of materials used is extremely diverse, from cardboard and plastic wrap to metallic canisters and wooden boxes. Without a well-thought-out system, all of these have the potential to end up as trash.
Switching from cardboard boxes to plastic or wooden boxes can save you a lot of money (Pepsi-Cola earned $44 million from this small change, for instance). You can repair pallets or even upcycle them into lawn furniture. You can also save a lot of money on packaging if you buy in bulk.