Stephen E Wise Ltd

 

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(   07902 202 076

E-mail: steve@stevewise.wanadoo.co.uk

 

 

THE PURPOSES OF MATERIAL UTILISATION

 

There are three good reasons why a company should implement Material Utilisation.

·        Simply put, it will increase the company’s profits.

·        It will reduce the company’s impact on the environment and contribute to the acquisition of ISO14001.

·        It is an alternative way of assessing and improving the performance of a company.

 

 

MATERIAL UTILISATION MAKES GOOD BUSINESS SENSE

 

·        For the average company, the true cost of their waste is typically 4% or more of their turnover.  With the right measures in place this figure can easily be reduced by a quarter, at minimal cost.  Therefore it makes good sense to have the Material Utilisation program in place.

·        By reducing waste at source less pollution and higher profits can be achieved.  Each pound saved on the cost of raw materials goes straight to the bottom line.

·        In today’s consumer-led, economic, ecological and increasingly regulatory environment, waste minimisation is becoming a necessity.  For many companies, waste will become a survival issue sooner or later.

·        The golden rule for all work processes and the starting point for waste minimisation is that everything that you put in comes out somewhere.  Material not used in the finished product is waste and represents wasted money.

 

VARIOUS AREAS OF POTENTIAL LOSSES IN YOUR BUSINESS

 

·        Raw materials – how they are processed for manufacturing. Also look at consumables, e.g. chemicals, cleaning materials and office paper.

·        Utilities – energy consumption, water usage etc.

·        Packaging – re-usable packaging for incoming raw materials and dispatching finished goods.  

·        Solids – any and all waste from production.

·        Liquids – including lubricants and effluents.

·        Solvents – which could be recovered?

 

 

 

To implement a waste minimisation action plan contact - Stephen E. Wise MD