Many companies have demonstrated that by reducing and recycling materials that would otherwise become trash, they can reap substantial savings, sometimes millions of dollars per year. Border Waste Wi$ e was developed to assist businesses in taking cost-effective actions to reduce solid waste.
Why Reduce Solid Waste?
Waste reduction activities offer distinct benefits, both for the environment and your bottom line.
Waste prevention can save your company money through lower purchasing and disposal costs. It can also save your customers money by reducing what they throw out. Avoiding the generation of waste reduces the burden on disposal facilities, conserves natural resources, and often reduces pollution.
Collecting recyclables can help keep large amounts of material out of your company’s dumpster. It can reduce your waste disposal bill and generate revenues from the sale of some materials. Recycling offers some of the same environmental benefits as waste prevention: extending the life of landfills, conserving natural resources, and reducing pollution.
Buying or Manufacturing Recycled Products
Recycled products are of high quality and can be competitively priced compared to virgin products. Buying and manufacturing goods with recycled content helps ensure that recycling will continue to advance and will eventually help lower the cost of recycled products.
Why Participate in Border Waste Wi$ e?
In addition to the benefits of waste reduction outlined above, participation in Border WasteWi$ e offers several advantages.
- Border WasteWi$ e offers technical assistance via this website, “how to” publications, lessons from other companies, and training materials. Project partners also offer free, confidential waste reduction assessments to a limited number of companies.
- Successful waste reduction efforts will be highlighted in Border WasteWi$ e partner documents.
- Border WasteWi$ e provides an opportunity for your firm to be viewed by peers and customers as a leader in environmental initiatives.
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