Waste Stream Mapping is a visual methodology similar to Value Stream Mapping that helps identify possible opportunities for improvement and cost reductions. It is based on the 5 waste streams: water, air, solids, chemicals and energy. MEP experts will guide company resources through the process of developing a Waste Stream Map for the entire facility, single or multiple processes or a single waste stream.
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Build a strong foundation of continuous improvement and profitability. MEP will show you how to:
- Map out the distribution of energy use throughout the facility, in a single or multiple processes or based on a specific waste stream
- Improve employee understanding of waste stream flows and enlist their participation in conservation effort
- Identify costs and waste not visible on current financial report
- Prioritize and plan improvement activities that will return savings to the bottom line
Implementing green-driven sustainability programs, including training and certification by an independent, recognized organization makes sense economically, environmentally, and socially. This triple bottom-line impact 1) improves efficiency, lowers costs, and reduces regulatory compliance expenses; 2) reduces demand for natural resources and energy from nature, and reduces waste to nature; and 3) avails resources and energy for others, and renewable efforts create new jobs.
Every penny saved is a penny of profitability. Diving deeper into the cost of energy and other resources used in a business provides visibility into the wastes that are occurring and costing money that is usually unaccounted for as direct expense. When tied to a definitive measure such as a unit produced or sales dollars, the opportunities and savings are made obvious. Waste Stream Mapping provides a foundational tool in the continuing effort to increase profitability through waste reduction