Want to Understand Your Business’ Trash And Its Impacts?
March 22, 2012
Want to improve your businesses trash and recycling program but not sure where to begin?
CalRecycle recently released the Commercial Climate Calculator designed to help businesses understand their trash and its impacts – including cost, volume, and environmental impact. The coolest part – and what separates it from other tools – is that you don’t need a recycling program or need to know information about your trash and recycling to use the calculator.
By evaluating future potential, not current waste or recycling levels, it helps you examine and compare the relative diversion, financial, and climate impacts associated with different waste handling strategies at your business. Most importantly, it uses this evaluation to create a customized one-page report on current programs and future opportunities to reduce your trash that will gloss up your business and marketing proposals by calculating avoided disposal cost ($/yr.), GHG emission reduction (MTCO2E/yr.) and waste reduction amounts (tons/yr.).
This nifty calculator directly identifies ways your business can save money, conserve resources, divert waste from landfills and reduce greenhouse emissions. Try it out today!
By Erin Munning