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Measure and monitor your business waste

03 Apr 23

To reduce your waste, you need to measure it first. Our free guide and waste-tracking spreadsheets will show you how.

What do you throw away? Why? And when?

Tracking your waste habits is not as difficult as you think. Our free guide, Measuring to Manage your Resources, tells you all you need to know about understanding what waste you have, and why you have it. Once you know this, you can work to reduce it and reduce your costs.

This expert guide helps you look at your waste from every angle – from the number of customers you serve, the hours you operate, the quantity of packaging you use to the electricity you consume.

Waste tracking spreadsheet template

Our free-to-download waste tracking spreadsheet helps you see the whole waste picture across your business at a glance, and work from it to formulate your action plan.

Whether you’re a restaurant or building site, running a busy offices or a health centre, the spreadsheet can be adapted to your needs.  

Once you’ve established your baseline, we show you how to monitor your progress so you can see what works, what doesn't, and what to do next.

Download and use the waste tracking spreadsheet to:

  • Enlist the support of senior management, stakeholders and wider society;
  • Keep your business on track;
  • Understand how you measure up to the industry standards;
  • Access grants and loans for major upgrades.

If you are in the construction sector you may find the site waste management plan a practical tool for for keeping track of your raw materials and waste.