Australia is also one of the highest producers of waste per head of population in the world.

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Waste Management
The best way to manage waste is to minimise the quantities of waste generated in the first place.
  • First, reduce your use of materials.  Apart from anything else, this saves you money.
  • Second, reuse materials.  This saves you more money.
  • Third, send materials off to be recycled.  This preserves scarce resources.
  • Last. only when you have tried the first three options should you dispose of material. 
Look in your waste skip.  A lot of these waste products could be reused or recycled instead of going to landfill. 
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Office kitchens are often a major source of waste. Easy ways to reduce kitchen waste in your office include:
  • Ask your office management to purchase a set of reusable coffee mugs, glasses, plates, and silverware or bring in your own. 
  • Save money and reduce emissions by replacing bottled water with a tap filter.
  • Provide organic, coffee and tea and try to use only paper towels and napkins with high post-consumer waste content.  
  • When purchasing new appliances for the office kitchen, look for the ENERGY STAR label to ensure you are purchasing an energy-efficient product. 
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