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    Organizations across the country are saving millions of dollars by reducing waste.

    For any business or organization, managing solid waste is a problem - and often a costly one.
    Material waste directly affects the bottom line. However, many companies are using some innovative strategies to achieve substantial cost savings by purchasing less, recycling more and reducing waste disposal costs. Here are a few examples of successful waste reduction programs and strategies:

    Bell Atlantic recovered 30,000 tons of material from obsolete equipment and sold it for $25 million.
    Quad/Graphics recycled 146,000 tons of paper in one year, saving $12.5 million in disposal fees.
    McDonald’s reduced the height of the embossment on their napkins, saving 294,000 pounds of corrugated packaging material per year.
    Rockwell collects about 3O different types of material for recycling, ranging from packaging peanuts and toner cartridges to books, bathroom fixtures and three-ring binders.
    General Motors recycled 3.6 billion pounds of paper, plastic, metals and wood in one year.
    Hasbro reduced the thickness of its corrugated boxes, saving 763,000 pounds of material and $400,000
    • In one facility, AT saved $90,000 by not buying trash can liners.
    • The United States Postal Service earned revenues of $6.6 million in one year from the sales of recyclable materials.
    Nordstrom saves 50,000 pounds of material each year by wrapping men’s suits in bulk, rather than individually.
    Most managers know they can save money by reducing waste, but they often don’t know exactly what to do.

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