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How Waste Metering Powers Environmental And Financial Responsibility


February, 2022

We know that you can’t manage what you don’t measure. As such, metering utilities like gas, water and electricity has been standard practice for decades. Waste, on the other hand, remains out of sight and out of mind for most businesses with no way to accurately and consistently measure how much waste is actually being produced. For far too long, businesses have been estimating their waste production volumes by making a longstanding but flawed assumption: that their dumpsters are actually full when they’re picked up. But they’re not. Compology data shows the average dumpster is only 51% full at pickup.

This means sustainability leaders are overreporting on waste production to their shareholders, consumers and employees, while having no way to quantify and track against ambitious landfill diversion and Scope 3 carbon reduction goals.

This doesn’t have to be the case any longer.

Sustainability and operations leaders are now metering their waste, giving them access to always-on, accurate reporting about waste production by weight, content and contamination trends and carbon emissions output. In this guide, you’ll learn how waste metering technology works and how it’s helping a leading McDonald’s franchise build a more sustainable supply chain, improve efficiency and cut costs.

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