The basic role of a waste audit is to identify the what, where and how of waste generation, it should include both the nature and amount of waste generated and its cost to the organisation. As well as providing a bench mark by which to measure the success of waste minimisation procedures, it will identify opportunities for implementing such procedures.
A waste audit should:
- Identify all points at which waste is generated
- Identify the origin of each type of waste
- Monitor the waste to identify its quantity and type, and its environmental effects
- Establish methods of measuring the waste for monitoring purposes
- Identify the costs of the current disposal methods, including treatment, handling, storage and transport.
- Look at opportunities to reduce, recycle or re-use the waste
- Set targets for reducing waste
A waste audit is essential for any organisation, whatever size or sector they belong to as part of an environmental management system, it also makes economical sense.
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