After a day's work is finished, take a look around at your company. Do standard production processes and day-to-day operations leave you with loaded trash bins from the front office to the factory floor-and every place inbetween?
Such "solid waste" does far more than squander resources and imperil the environment... it's undoubtedly eating up countless dollars of your profits.
Corporations throughout the nation are learning to tame solid waste, by implementing improved management of materials. Preventing Waste at the Source demonstrates how more than 50 companies have effectively reduced solid waste throughout all departments-and achieved dramatic reductions in operating costs.
Beginning with a strategic framework, readers can then zero in on wasteful practices affecting all aspects of a business. Paper reduction measures for administrative offices, for instance. Ways to minimize packing materials over in the shipping department, while still protecting the product. There's also steps where suppliers and customers can take part in waste minimization efforts. Case histories prove it can be done, to everyone's advantage.
Researched and compiled by the Indiana Institute on Recycling, Preventing Waste at the Source offers practical, on-the-job assistance to environmental managers, plant managers, manufacturing and quality engineers. Put its techniques and real-life guidance to work. You'll save more than money: you'll help save the environment.
Table of Contents
How to Think About Waste Prevention
Organizing for Action
The Front Office: A Highly Visible and Easy Target
Gaining Better Control of Pallets, Cardboard, and Stretch Film
Converting from Disposable to Returnable-Reusable Packaging
Teaming With Suppliers and Customers to Prevent Waste
Measuring and Reporting the Results of Waste Prevention
Retail Packaging: Classic Cases
Moving Toward Zero: Back to the Future
Crampton, Norman J.