On average in the United States, there is a daily generation of 719,000 tons of municipal solid waste that is flowing through communities and businesses. It is difficult for businesses and communities to track progress or know how to improve when it comes to waste management if they are not measuring what materials they have and where the materials are going. A waste audit is a method of analyzing an organization’s waste stream that provides data on the types and quantities of waste produced within a given time frame, and how much waste is recycled versus disposed.
During this webinar, attendees heard from two major companies, FedEx Ground and Walgreens, which worked with waste audit providers to better track their waste and significantly improved their waste diversion and bottom line. By the end of the webinar, attendees understood what is involved in a waste audit and the different kinds of waste audits an organization can implement—both for their business and community.
This is the first webinar in a series that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Beyond 34 initiative is producing to highlight methods and case studies showing how communities and businesses can increase and improve their recycling programs.