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Increasing expectations placed on corporates for waste management responsibility.

There has always been a great deal of attention directed towards social issues, such as investing in schools and local supporting charities. However, realising that social and environmental issues are closely connected, more attention has been given to environmental challenges, especially waste management.
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Corporate social investment (CSI) or corporate social responsibility (CSR) are frequently used to define a business’s voluntary role in addressing social and environmental issues. While many large corporates and businesses are bound to comply with environmental regulations, CSI goes beyond any laws or legal obligations; a good CSI drive positions a business as a ‘responsible entity’ in society.

Nowadays, a business is so much more than its product or service and pleasing its customers; business is now about playing a significant role in addressing social and environmental issues. This is what people expect.

There has always been a great deal of attention directed towards social issues, such as investing in schools and local supporting charities. However, realising that social and environmental issues are closely connected, more attention has been given to environmental challenges, especially waste management.

The average office produces significant amounts of food waste. This is the waste stream that poses the greatest challenge at landfill. This should make it a priority area for businesses. For a CSI strategy to truly make a positive impact or offset a business’s environmental impact, it should include provisions to manage food waste and prevent it from going to landfill. This means that composting should become a part of a business’s CSI strategy.

On-site composting with technology like BiobiN is a clean and efficient way to manage your office’s food waste. With waste regulations tightening, diverting food waste from landfills is the responsible thing and has become a requirement.

To find out more about this innovative way to deal with your company’s food waste, visit www.biobin.co.za

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