British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has released a newly revised Good Practice Guide that identifies the motivations and principles behind recycling and waste management best practices.
The guide, entitled "Good Practice Guide to Recycling and Waste Management," is sponsored by Waste Cost Reduction Services (WCRS) and offers practical tips and considerations for FM professionals looking to improve their recycling and waste management strategies in their buildings.
In the face of consumer demand, climate change and the depletion of natural resources all pushing sustainability to the forefront of business operations, this detailed guide considers the “Green Agenda” and good environmental practice as well as the extensive legislative requirements in this now tightly regulated and publicly scrutinized area.
"Businesses are under increasing pressure from all directions to ensure their waste and recycling practices stand up to scrutiny and FMs are at the forefront of helping to reduce an organization’s impact on the environment, meet legislation and manage waste in the most cost effective way," says BIFM research and information executive Annie Horsley. "The principles of good practice and sustainable waste management include economic value, environmental value and social value; by embracing these principles and taking a proactive approach there are significant savings to be made — demonstrating compliance should involve much more than simply ticking a box."
The Good Practice Guide to Recycling and Waste Management is available for BIFM members to download, or for non-members to purchase, from the BIFM Good Practice Guides on their website.