Cutting your waste disposal record to zero might seem like a pipedream – but in some sectors, it’s a genuine possibility.
This has been proven by London catering company Vacherin, which has managed to stem the flow of waste to landfill sites through a process of staff training and waste reduction initiatives.
Company training and awareness
Vacherin’s lead for sustainability and CSR Zoe Stennett-Cox said: “At Vacherin we have had our fill of landfill! Manging waste is a challenge facing us all and this landmark achievement is testament to every colleague, team and client who makes a daily commitment to be a part of the solution and not a part of the problem.
“We train our employees and work with our clients and suppliers to reduce the amount of waste coming from the food supply chain and in food preparation. Then we work to ensure the waste that is created makes it to the most sustainable end of life solution. It seems to be working!”
Reducing medical waste
What’s more, the company’s waste recycling efforts currently stands at 70 per cent. While not all medical waste can be recycled and a hospital will never have a zero waste policy, it’s interesting to see what you can learn from Vacherin’s example.
While you won’t be able to recycle toxic waste or needle sticks, extensive training will help your medical staff find areas where waste can be recycled.
Either way, we’ll ensure that our medical waste responsibilities are fulfilled efficiently, cleanly and professionally.