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Certificate in Sustainable Resource Management

Zero Waste Business (SRM06)


Description

Zero waste businesses are leading the way as they discover ways to increase profits, decrease costs and divert over 90% of their waste.

By the end of this lesson, participant will be able to:
• Understand what a Zero Waste Business is and the benefits to businesses
• Describe the key goals and objectives of a business Zero Waste plan
• Understand how leadership, employee training and vendor relations are an important piece of the Zero Waste plan
• Describe the difference between a waste audit and a Zero Waste audit in identifying opportunities for efficiency and increasing savings/revenues
• Share how contracts with service providers can be adjusted to mutually benefit both parties from Zero Waste initiatives
• Identify all 15 categories of the Facility Scorecard
• Contrast the USZWBC facility certification from other third-party certifications
• Highlight case studies of businesses successfully implementing Zero Waste practices that provide cost reduction and waste reduction opportunities

Instructor: Sue Beets-Atkinson

Content
  • About this Course...
  • Supplemental Resources
  • Intro to ZW Business
  • ZW Business Principles
  • ZW Business Planning
  • Sources of Material Generation
  • ZWB Closing the Loop
  • ZWB Data Collection and Evaluation
  • ZWB Engage Employees
  • ZWB Planning Case Studies
  • Assignment: Zero Waste Business
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed