As part of the Department’s commitment to the ECO-ACTIVE States programme to improve environmental performance across the States of Jersey, Transport and Technical Services (TTS) is conducting an audit of the rubbish being generated at its South Hill offices tomorrow (Wednesday 28 November).
The rubbish generated at South Hill today is being collected and then sorted by JCF Cleaners Co. Ltd. The aim of the audit is to better understand the rubbish being generated on an average day so that the department can put plans in place to reduce their waste and increase recycling.
The rubbish will be sorted into ten categories including white paper, coloured paper, plastic bottles, food waste, printer cartridges and metals. Each category of rubbish will be weighed and the audit will also record where the rubbish has come from so that the plans can target different areas of the office building.
Emma Richardson, Recycling Manager, TTS said ‘If we are to reduce our waste and recycle more, it’s essential that we understand the waste we are generating in the first place. A waste audit will help us to achieve this and then we can identify what change is required and we will have a record to measure our progress against.’
The department has worked with the Environment Department who manage the ECO-ACTIVE programme that includes ECO-ACTIVE STATES, ECO-ACTIVE BUSINESS AND ECO-ACTIVE SCHOOLS, to develop guidelines for conducting a waste audit which are available for any organisation wishing to improve their waste management.