8/20/2012 2:00 PM
Ashley Halligan, an analyst at Software Advice, recently wrote a story titled "3 Steps to Achieving Zero-Waste." In her article, she interviewed several experts in both the waste processing and facility management sphere to find out where an organization should begin--and focus--while implementing a waste diversion strategy.
Her resources included: Kirk Varga, Chief Sales Officer of the International Environmental Alliance (IEA), Eric Dixon, Vice President of Waste Management Sustainability Services, Jay Coalson, Executive Director of Zero Waste Alliance, and RecycleMatch's CEO Brooke Farrell.
Using major North American organizations like Procter & Gamble, DuPont, and Kraft Foods, Halligan's article demonstrates that if large facilities as such can achieve zero waste, most any organization can--even those with challenging byproducts.
Beginning with setting a solid goal--even if it's less than a 100 percent diversion--is the initial step--which includes assessing the real possibility of achieving zero-waste and defining an organization's goa--is the first step.
Engaging employees so their behaviors are in alignment with the organization's ultimate performance goal is the next step. And lastly, auditing and tackling an organization's waste stream.
To read more about the experts' insights and organizational case study, read Halligan's original story here.