Waste Prevention Tools at Work: Chapter 03: Performing an Assessment
Chapter Abstract: This is clip 3 of 5 for this video. The interview should take place at the facility. It will be used to collect basic information such as building size, number of employees, business hours, amount of waste generated, etc. The next step is to determine which wastes form the largest quantity, which wastes are problematic, who handles the waste, how is the waste handled on and off site, how waste is separated and what types of maintenance contracts are in place. Next, the assessor should conduct a visual inspection of the facility. Asking questions will help the assessor understand the business and why it handles materials the way it does. Look through waste receptacles onsite. A visit to the store room will yield information concerning purchasing practices.
Author: Cornell Waste Management Institute
Publication Date: 1994
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|Chapter 01: The Benefits of Waste Reduction|
|Chapter 02: Preparing an Assessment|
|Chapter 03: Performing an Assessment|
|Chapter 04: Developing a Waste Management Plan|
|Chapter 05: Recycling / Conclusions|
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