Limiting waste is the best way to operate an environmentally friendly company policy. Waste is defined as all movable property, the orderly disposal of which is required for the benefit of the general public. With the help of waste limitation, the problem of waste handling is minimized. It can be done as:
Waste prevention with which the generation of waste before, during and after the operational performance process is completely prevented. A complete avoidance of waste is often not possible due to the nature of the service process. However, companies should strive to get as close as possible to waste prevention by striving to reduce waste as much as possible.
Waste reduction if waste prevention cannot be achieved. Attempts should be made to accept as little waste as possible and, if possible, only waste that has a high, economically sensible ability to be recycled. Waste reduction measures are e.g. B .:
- Reducing the use of materials
- Reduction of production losses
- Increasing the service life of the materials
- Lowering the cost of waste
- Multiple use of the materials
- Improvement of the repair friendliness
- Improvement in serviceability
- Reducing the release of waste materials
Attention should be paid to the least possible waste when planning and developing products. Likewise, the technologies are to be aligned with the requirements of the environment, e.g. B. by using waste-free or low-waste production processes and machines.