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Reducing business waste

Photograph of office waste.

By reducing waste, businesses can increase their efficiency in using raw materials, decrease waste disposal costs and increase their environmental performance. 

Increasing business efficiency

Businesses can increase efficiency, profitability and environmental performance by using cleaner production processes.

These help to:

  • reduce the amount of waste produced - reducing waste treatment and disposal costs
  • use energy more efficiently - reducing energy costs
  • use resources more efficiently - reducing the cost of raw materials.

Waikato Regional Council provides local businesses with cleaner production guidelines to help them reduce waste. This means they can produce environmentally sound products at lower costs and higher profits.

Reducing your workplace waste

If you’re looking for ways to reduce the amount of waste produced in your business or workplace, check out the below for more information, which includes handy guides available for download.

Hamilton city

Waipa District

Find out more

Check out the following for more ways your business can reduce waste:

  • Zero Waste New Zealand
  • Ministry for the Environment (MfE)
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)
  • New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development (NZBCSD).