Business & Investment

Materials efficiency

Australian Bureau of Statistics data suggests that material and water costs for businesses range from 10% to more than 50% or an average more than 30% of business revenue.

The following resources will help businesses to take simple actions to reduce material use and wastes generated, including all the information a business need to conduct a Waste Wise audit.

Materials Efficiency video (5 mins)

There are many ways to improve materials efficiency in your business by as much as 20 to 50%.

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Process mapping tool: resource efficiency
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Take action to reuse and recycle
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Take action to save paper
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Waste assessment fact sheet
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Waste assessment recording sheet
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Waste assessment recording sheet