Zero net waste, the buzzword that is taking the world by storm. As more and more companies rush to ensure their practices meet the green standards of the industry, many are still left in the dark about zero net waste.
Zero net waste means no by-products of manufacturing are sent to landfills and all materials are either reused or recycled. By practicing zero net waste, complete sustainability and conservation of resources is very much achievable.
Here at Approved Group International, we have long practiced zero net waste initiatives in an effort to do our part for the environment. Putting our best foot forward, here are some ways we go green.
In our line of work, we deal with various disaster restoration, forensic investigation, and failure investigation sites. Often times, these areas generate tons of waste and as such, require special handling.
Most debris, industrial and commercial waste from our disaster restoration and forensic investigation sites are sent to specialised firms to be managed. These firms are equipped with the right technologies that allow them to segregate and process the waste collected. Salvaging what they can to be upcycled later on, the remaining waste is then disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. This not only significantly reduces the amount of waste that we dispose at the landfills, but also allows reclamation of many materials that can be reused for different purposes.
During our restoration work, our team use bio-degradable gloves. A key step in eliminating plastic and rubber waste, over time the gloves we use break down into three natural compounds – organic soil, methane, and carbon dioxide, leaving no waste behind.
Another key effort that we practice is going paperless. All of AGI’s forensic investigation, damage assessment, technical inspection, disaster restoration, lift and escalator audit reports are produced and sent via soft copy. This completely eliminates the unnecessary usage of paper. Although this step may seem small in comparison, there is a myriad of added benefits that come along with this. It helps us save valuable time which would otherwise be spent on filing, organising and looking for the right documents. As a result, we are able to dedicate more of our time to what we do best, servicing our clients. Cutting out paper also not only helps ease the transfer of information to clients but also helps boost the security of the content relayed. From the year 2022 onwards, the usage of tissue will be banned in our office to maximise our paperless initiatives.
In addition to installing solar panels in our new office, AGI’s new vehicles are all to be electric ensuring that majority of the resources we use are at the very least renewable.
We also understand the importance of getting others to rally behind a good cause. Our most recent approach involves distributing metal straws to those who participate in our Technologies of AGI tour for Insurers and Loss Adjusters. This helps reduce single-use straws and also inspires members of the public to take the plunge and go green.
These are just a few of the steps that we practice at AGI to ensure our company is doing what’s best not only for the people, but for the environment as well. We strive to ensure that the next time our clients engage with us on our services, they can rest easy knowing that they have picked the right experts for the job while playing their part to save the environment.
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