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The Importance of Data Analytics and Trackability for Waste & Recycling Management and Optimization

Updated: Sep 8, 2020

The Importance of Data Analytics and Trackability for Waste & Recycling Management and Optimization

You have a unique, one-of-a-kind company, right? If so, it doesn’t make sense to have one-size-fits-all waste management. If you aren’t consistently tracking the waste output at your business, you may be missing new opportunities to customize your system, reduce costs, liability, overall environmental impact, and more.

After all, you can’t manage what you aren’t measuring, and evaluating the waste needs of your company through the diligent collection of data is the first step of streamlining waste management processes. Some of the most significant benefits offered by using the latest technology to track and monitor your waste program can be found here.

Identify, Evaluate, and Set Your Goals

Implementing a tracking system lets you identify your existing waste streams while figuring out the amount of waste you are generating. This means your company can maximize landfill diversion while capturing the waste that is recyclable or reused beneficially. This helps to reduce your overall carbon footprint significantly.

When you monitor waste, you can also reduce your cost, liability, and overall environmental impact by identifying and providing new or alternative solutions based on your existing waste profile. This helps to increase diversion and helps with the management of proper logistics and disposal.

Also, tracking helps you to set goals and to evaluate the performance of your program. These efforts will help ensure you comply with federal, local, and state regulations regarding proper disposal. They can also help your company save a large amount of money as you figure out what is working and what isn’t for your company’s specific needs.

Consider Working with a Broker

By working with a waste broker, you can find a system that works well for you and your business needs. The broker can help you identify and evaluate every tracking measure to give you customized solutions.

For example, with Avangard Innovative, you have several options when it comes to sustainability programs. These include:

  • Sustayn Analytics: A technology platform that allows you to visualize, track, and monitor all your waste and recyclable material that’s equipped to provide near real-time metrics.

  • NaturaZero: This is a recycling and waste management program that has the goal of zero-waste and maximum profits.

  • NaturaPCR: For post-consumer resin facilities where flexible packaging is transformed into reusable pellets for new plastic packaging.

With these tools, you can achieve complete transparency on your existing waste spend, receive full historical data on your program, and gain a snapshot of all your service insights along with ongoing statistics. Giving you the ability to evaluate and improve your program continually.

By utilizing these systems, you can gain control over waste and recycling coming out of your company, which can help you optimize productivity and reduce costs. In the long run, this is something that is going to be invaluable when it comes to your business and improving your bottom line. Take advantage of the options available today to ensure that your company achieves the end goals.

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