Sustainable Practices Makes Good Business Sense!

Recycling may not always be on the top “to do” list of most companies. However, maintaining sustainable over the years should be a top priority for all businesses which have the goal of reducing operating costs. It is critical to make sustainable development a business’s long term goal. At the core of every sustainable development plan is the reduction, recycling and reuse of materials. The concept of sustainable development requires organizations to develop a culture that emphasizes employee participation, continuous learning and improvement. The key to the success of sustainable practices is the implementation of an effective waste disposal program.

Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which we can exist.

Having perspective on the consequences of a businesses’ current and long term activities on the environment are needed to create an effective sustainability development plan. It is critical that businesses adopt a process of continuous re-evaluating and adjusting to obtain an effective and efficient long term plan. This process can be overwhelming for some businesses. It can be difficult to stay on top of recycling facts and even more difficult ensuring that they are up to date and accurate. Increased regulations and rising disposal costs require a change in the way businesses’ should approach their waste stream. Sustainability plans can come in many forms depending on the size, type and capacity of your organization.

Sustainable development implies a broad view of human welfare, a long term perspective about the consequences of today’s activities, and the full involvement of society to reach viable solutions. 

National Waste Associates helps businesses develop a lasting and effective sustainability plan. We understand that with changes in laws and regulations, it can be difficult to obtain an effective sustainability plan. At National Waste Associates, we have developed procedures that are followed to help businesses develop the most effective sustainability plan. The below procedures is an example of what is used to develop the most efficient sustainability plan for businesses.

  1. Develop a Vision and Set Goals/Targets
  2. Evaluate Current Process and Impact
  3. Categorize Opportunities. Opportunities will typically be grouped into two broadly defined categories: Source Reduction or Waste Minimization Programs  and Waste Diversion or Recycling/Composting Programs
  4. Plan and Implement
  5. Report

Our recycling/composting programs are typically net loss activities when collected in small amounts, in terms of operating costs and revenues, but when avoided disposal costs and other potential pollution and energy savings are accounted for, these programs may in fact be quite profitable. We continuously analyze our client’s waste steam to identify changes and opportunities for disposal/recycling based on market variables and quantities. Returns can be earned from materials such as cardboard and mixed paper recyclables.

As many landfills are coming close to reaching capacity it is now more important than ever to recognize the importance of becoming sustainable and reducing waste. Every year more states are adopting implementations such as the Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Acts and well as Zero Waste legislation. National Waste Associates are known as operating recycling programs with a “best in class” recovery waste to landfills. Pursuing sustainable development strategies makes good business sense!

At National Waste Associates we understand at the core of sustainable development is the reduction, recycling and reuse of materials. Key to the success of sustainable practices is the implementation of an effective waste disposal program. At NWA, we stay on top of new recycling laws and work pro-actively to keep your business environmentally compliant in each state you operate in. To learn more about our services, please call 1-888-692-5005 or email