Food Factory

Reducing waste in a food factory

Water minimisation

Water is an increasingly expensive cost to your business. Dry cleaning methods can significantly reduce water consumption by ensuring water is only used for final rinse-down. Fit a shut-off valve to your hose, so water isn’t constantly running when it is not being used.

Stock control systems

Using a shelf life-based stock control system can reduce the amount of waste that a business produces by controlling the amount of stock in the factory and that is getting ordered. With effective training on the system, staff time may also be saved which will increase productivity and business profits.

Sweeping

Sweep up spilt items on the floor instead of rinsing these to the drain. This will save water, and its associated costs, and will reduce blockages within the drainage system.

Environmental policy

Displaying your business’s environmental policy promotes a commitment to comply with legislation and to manage the environmental effects of your operations. This helps guide your staff and encourages them to take environmentally responsible actions in their everyday work.

Supplier take-back schemes

Reusable business-to-business packaging and storage equipment is increasingly common. Ask your suppliers to use reusable packaging wherever possible. Look for supplier take-back schemes or investigate reuse options with local businesses.

 

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