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Creating Sustainable Practices in Offices through the Power of Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Picture this: You are knee deep in your daily grind at the office.

  • Contract Discussions.

  • Invoice Settling.

  • Procurement overflow


The last thing on your mind would be waste. What you eat, and what it comes in does not bother you. You don’t have time for that. You have more pressing matters - The swatches you ordered are wrong and now you have to reorder while finding a place to store the excess materials. Nightmare.


WASTE? Really? C’mon Jas.


Waste, in most cases, is a secondary thought in your head. But it should not be. Every aspect of your business, every stage, there is waste. And if you ignore it, just like our landfills, it will pile up. This means excess cost and time wasted. Then it’s a headache.


But worry not. This is exactly where we come in. A waste insight and advisory platform; where our aim is to come in and make it so easy that even when you are not thinking, you are subconsciously doing the right thing. Your business is set up with our systems that allow you to maximize your returns and minimize your waste.


How can you do this Jas? Sounds Amazing.


(OH, and when I talk about waste, I am not just talking about tossing stuff in bins and calling it a day. Oh no, we're all about strategic, data-driven decisions that cut waste at its roots. So how do we do it?


First- We set up our systems, where everything is accounted for. Tracked with codes. Systems that are enforced by your feedback.

Second- This allows us to gather, what is our MVP, data. Data that is so far lacking in the market. With our systems in place, and cutting edge data analysis, we arm companies with the insights they need to slash their waste output.

Finally- By understanding the data, we then make any business a zero waste to landfill organization.


Our database, maybe complicated, but it follows a very simple thought process. Its based on three principles;

  1. Reduce

  2. Reuse

  3. Recycle


Reduce

The first step, once the data is collected, is to reduce its generation. This can be achieved by optimizing your business processes, using resources more efficiently, and making conscious decisions about the materials you use in your business operations.

A low hanging example - You can reduce paper waste by adopting digital solutions for document management. Opt for digital invoices, contracts, and receipts. Instead of printing marketing materials, consider digital marketing strategies such as email newsletters and social media campaigns.

A thing we do really well is use the waste data to help chose suppliers who prioritize sustainable packaging. Instead of single-use plastics, we help them choose materials that are recyclable or compostable. (For example- We got IFF to move away from PLA lined papers to starch lining paper cups)


Reuse

The second 'R' stands for Reuse. This involves finding new purposes for items that would otherwise be discarded. For instance, cardboard boxes from your supplier deliveries can be reused for packaging your products. Digital assets, such as email campaign can be repurposed into a blog post. This not only minimizes waste but also maximizes the value you get from each asset.

Our personal example is converting some of the harder to recycle plastic (Mixed with bottle caps) into products that can be reused by the company. For example- A business card/Box made from waste.


Recycled plastic business cards

Recycle

The third and final 'R' is Recycle. This is something we would slowly like to phase out of the business. But it is good to have this in the chamber as the last option.

To effectively recycle, you'll need to implement a waste segregation system in your office. Going beyond the general categories of waste, (Part of our systems) allow us to segregate at source thus allowing for better data visibility and overall solutions.


We use these principles to structure our business. We set out systems that allow us to segregate waste streams at source. With our systems in place, data collection becomes easy. With the data collection in place, we then help the organisation reduce and reuse their waste right down to their procurement decisions. Once this is done, we then help market your efforts to the world.


In conclusion, the three Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - are more than just a mantra; they are a comprehensive strategy for waste management. By incorporating these principles into your business operations, you can significantly reduce your environmental impact, save money, and improve your corporate image. With our help, you can make your business more sustainable and contribute to a healthier planet. Let's work together to make waste a thing of the past.

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