To prevent receipt of products or materials that will be wasted at the facility. Encourage vendor to embrace zero waste principles to the benefit of all their customers.
Identify which products or materials are being wasted and would be suitable for redesign. Work with vendors to redesign these products or materials to increase their reusability or recyclability.
Ask vendors to redesign products/materials that the organization is purchasing to increase their reusability or recyclability. Include a clause in the procurement policy emphasizing a working partnership between the organization and vendors to redesign products for increase in reusability and recyclability.
- Narrative describing how vendors are asked to redesign products and materials the facility is purchasing to increase their reusability or recyclability.
- Documentation tracking vendor’s responses and successes throughout the process.
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