Why you should measure your plastic waste
Measuring your plastic waste helps
– to get an overview about your business’s plastic waste volume
– to understand the root causes of the plastic waste
– to develop and implement suitable reduction measures
– to monitor and analyze your success.
THE BENEFITS OF MEASURING
ORIGIN OF PLASTIC WASTE
By measuring your plastic consumption (and waste) and taking a baseline you understand WHERE and HOW MUCH plastic waste is generated in your business.
Reducing the consumption of single-use plastic products and reducing the plastic waste and improving the recycling rate can cut your operating and disposal costs.
START YOUR PLASTIC REDUCTION JOURNEY
Only if you know in which areas, why and how much plastic products are consumed you can start taking action, commencing with the most relevant areas.
MONITORING AND EVALUATION
After the first measurement and the implementation of reduction measures you should measure your plastic (waste) volume again and analyze where and how much you have improved. You can then also notice which measures are not particular successful and can revise them.
You cannot manage and improve what you don’t measure!