Businesses face the challenge of controlling costs and improving productivity in order to remain competitive in their marketplace. Meanwhile wastes triggers challenges of two folds by making the organization less competitive with increased cost of production and making it difficult to control the environmental impacts in order to meet the environmental compliance. Inversely the strategies that reduce waste can positively affect the way you buy, use and dispose of materials and can reduce your operating costs.
A waste audit is the first step in setting up a business’ waste reduction program. It shows what types of trash the business generate and in what quantities, allowing the business to target specific materials and operating practices for waste reduction. Once information are acquired with the composition of the waste the business generates, it is easier to identify those materials that could be recycled and items that could be "used less" or "used again."
NCPC, with its competent staff, has carried out waste audits in different industrial sectors such as textile, food and beverage where diverse waste streams are inexistence with part of them is unaccountable. The industries could reduce their wastages ranging from 7% to 12 % after implementing the provided recommendations during the waste audits conducted by NCPC.