To reduce or eliminate the consumption of single-use, disposable materials.
Identify single-use materials and establish a program to help reduce or eliminate at least one material/item type. Develop systems that enable the reuse of materials either within the facility or downstream through third parties.
Determine materials that are used one time and then discarded. Identify opportunities to replace one time use material with durable and reusable products. Waste materials with potential reuse value are generally universal, durable and generated in steady quantities. Some potential strategies include (but are not limited to): replacing paper towels with cloth rags and creating a system to wash them, using reusable cups for sampling or measurements, or refilling containers. Several organizations are available that connect reusable materials generators with those in need (e.g. Reuse alliance and Building Materials Reuse Association).
- Narrative describing the development of systems that enable the reuse of materials
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