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IFMA releases how-to guide for waste management

Guide titled Waste: A Comprehensive Guide to Waste Stream Management

NEWS, SUSTAINABILITY, Facilities Management, Foundation, IFMA, Waste management

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA), along with the IFMA Foundation, have released a new, free ‘how-to’ guide for sustainable waste management.

The new publication, which is called “Waste: A Comprehensive Guide to Waste Stream Management,” is the latest in the IFMA “Sustainability ‘How-to’ Guide Series,” and provides facility managers with workable solutions to minimize waste.

“The modern facility manager is under tremendous pressure to do more with less,” said Marina Badoian-Kriticos, sustainability director at IFMA. “One way to accomplish this is by managing the waste stream to reduce the amount of waste in the built environment.”

“Waste flow management is one of the most profound examples of sustainable practices saving money, improving productivity and benefiting the triple bottom line for organizations around the world,” she said.

Included in the guide are best practices for conducting a waste audit, best practices to reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink and tips for making the business case for waste reduction. The guide, which has been written by Bill Conley and Sharon Jaye, can be downloaded for free from the IFMA website.

IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, boasting of more than 23,000 members in 85 countries. The IFMA Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes educational opportunities and research for the advance of facility management.


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