How to monitor your success
As important as the implementation of reduction measures is, so is the monitoring of your success as it helps you to determine whether the measures you have been implemented are successful and you also may be missing opportunities to customize and further improve your plastic management system.
Step-by-step plan to monitor your success
SET A BASELINE
Usually this is the first thorough measurement you have done. Ensure the baseline reflects a stable operating year, but don’t use a year which is too far back in time (no more than 24 months are ideal).
SET A MEASUREMENT CYCLE
It is recommended to track your progress monthly or quarterly so you can make changes quickly rather than realizing after 12 months that measures are not working properly.
INVOLVE RELEVANT STAFF
Inform your staff about your strategy and activities and discuss the measurement results with them.
MEASURE ON A REGULAR BASIS
Ensure the measurements are done regularly as set and follow the same standard as the first measurement.
RELATE MEASUREMENT RESULTS
Relate the measurement results to the number of guests you had in the respective month or year or with the number of employees working in the business.
Compare the data after several months and identify the areas where a reduction of plastic consumption has taken place. It shows where you on
IDENTIFY UNSUCCESSFUL MEASURES
Identify the areas where no reduction has taken place but measures has been implemented. It means the implemented measures have not been successful. Analyze the potential reasons.
ADJUST UNSUCCESSFUL MEASURES
Adjust the measures that are not working well and monitor the progress with the next measurements.