Have you ever imagined the amount of waste produced per day in the world? Have you asked yourself the percentage of the trash that's recycled? Among many other stats in waste management, it has been established that only 34% of the waste produced each day is recycled. Where does the rest of the waste go?

Waste management has several complexities. Compared to previous years, is the amount of waste produced by your business higher or lower? Companies can take advantage of available technologies to reduce the waste they have and improve environmental impact. Here are some ways companies can utilize technology to help efficiently reduce waste.

Compost and Recycle

Statistics show that organic waste is the main component of waste released by businesses. This heavily cost the companies. Companies should adopt a composting program whereby plates, cups, forks, and napkins are either composted or recycled. In Seattle, marines, for instance, more than $114000 was saved through this program. Moreover, the businesses managed to reduce the amount of waste they release by 78%.

Some devices and applications can quickly help in recycling the materials. Through the US composting Council, information about the procedures to adopt and compost can easily be acquired. Have you ever thought about the percentage of office properties that can be recycled? Now, if keenly analyzed, more than 50% of the materials used in businesses can be recycled. Companies should therefore wake up, pick their tools and start recycling.

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By using effective communication tools, not only does makes things easier to gather the waste and recycling products that must be collected, but it also makes it more environmentally friendly. It also minimizes energy use and makes collecting more fuel-efficient.

Examine the Percentage of Properties That Become Waste Using Trackers

In most offices, familiar bins are placed at corners where all used properties are dumped. It is a common saying that unevaluated life is not worth living. The same can be said about waste in businesses. If you want to reduce the amount of waste your business releases into the environment, examine the supply of materials, which become waste. Only through this will you develop a tracking system that can help you reduce waste released into the environment. This can be tracked for a month through applications such as trucker.

After monitoring and knowing the number of goods you purchase and are converted to waste, brainstorm how to solve the problem. Ask also yourself questions such as; can we use materials that can be recycled? How should you place your bins for maximum waste management? After shifting on the properties used, have the containers evaluated to see if they are still fully packed? An increase in recycling rates should reduce the rate at which the bins get filled up. Even better, this helps the business save a lot of money.

Go Paperless

With technology, businesses have better and cheaper alternatives to using paper. CBRE, for instance, recently ditched the use of paper. The company employed more than 5 million sheets of paper. Can you imagine the amount of space required to store such piles of paper? This helps reduce the need for printing by 50%. Moreover, the storage cost was also heavily reduced. There are apps and systems which can be used in storing a company's data.

Cloud computing is one such application. The data stored in the cloud is safer compared to the printed ones. In the long run, your business will be able to heavily reduce the amount of waste they release just by adopting cloud computing. Just imagine. Maintain the environs of your business just by ditching paper use.

Another great option is the use of voice broadcast services. This is an effective tool that is great for sending mass voice messages to clients and customers. Not only does it require very little resources, but it also helps reduce waste in time.

Measure It by Using the Warm Calculator

Only that whose extent is known can be measured. Do you measure the amount of waste released by your business? Now, it's advisable to measure the amount of garbage released per person. The results should then be shared among the departments while inviting feedback on the business's preemptive measures to reduce waste.

Using various technologies such as the warm calculator, evaluate the amount of green gas emitted into the environment. From the calculations, come up with ways to reduce greenhouse gas in case it's beyond the limit.


Without technological advancements, businesses have experienced drastic changes which wouldn't be there. Without these, the world would be a mess, given the exponential rise in population. In the years to come, technological advancements should be incessantly embraced by businesses.

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