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  • Agriculture

    Resource Efficiency; Waste Prevention

    Title: National Waste Prevention Programme Annual Report 2014

    National Waste Prevention Programme Annual Report 2014

    National Waste Prevention Programme Annual Report 2014.

    Waste Prevention is a critical part of resource efficiency and addresses not just ‘waste’ but wastage of
    resources in the broadest terms. Reducing inefficient or inappropriate use of raw materials and
    resources clearly offers a more sustainable path to prosperity and reduces environmental impact.
    Prevention of waste is at the pinnacle of the waste hierarchy and may be achieved through reducing the
    overall demand for goods and services and/or by imposing production efficiency through using less (or at
    least less harmful) materials throughout the life-cycle of a product or service.

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    Format: Guide 2015
  • Healthcare

    Risk Waste

    Title: University Hospital Galway Healthcare Risk Waste Prevention Programme

    University Hospital Galway Healthcare Risk Waste Prevention Programme

    Case study detailing the waste reduction measures undertaken as a result of a survey taken and the associated savings achieved

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    Format: Case Studies 2013
  • Healthcare

    Food Waste

    Title: St. Michael’s Hospital Food Waste Prevention Programme Overview

    St. Michael’s Hospital Food Waste Prevention Programme Overview

    Case study outlining the key measures implemented to achieve reduction of quantity of food waste and increase the nutrition of patients.

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    Format: Case Studies 2013
  • Healthcare

    Food Waste

    Title: Temple Street Children’s University Hospital Food Waste Minimisation Programme

    Temple Street Children’s University Hospital Food Waste Minimisation Programme

    Case study examining the effect of a sustainable waste management programme reducing the amount of waste generated, water consumed and energy used.

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    Format: Case Studies 2013
  • Healthcare

    Food Waste

    Title: University Hospital Galway Food Waste Prevention Programme

    University Hospital Galway Food Waste Prevention Programme

    Case study examining the food waste reduction measures implemented by a hospital and the associated savings achieved

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    Format: Case Studies 2013
  • Healthcare

    Recycling; Risk Waste

    Title: Best practice guide Healthcare Risk Waste Reduction

    Best practice guide Healthcare Risk Waste Reduction

    This Best Practice Guide outlines actions to reduce the quantity of non-risk waste disposed of as healthcare risk waste in hospitals.

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    Format: Guide 2013
  • Healthcare

    Recycling; Risk Waste

    Title: Best Practice Guide on Healthcare Risk Waste Reduction in Theatres

    Best Practice Guide on Healthcare Risk Waste Reduction in Theatres

    This Best Practice Guide outlines actions to reduce the quantity of non-risk waste disposed of as healthcare risk waste in hospital theatres.

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    Format: Guide 2013
  • Healthcare

    Recycling

    Title: Best Practice Guide Maximise Recycling and Reduce Landfill Waste

    Best Practice Guide Maximise Recycling and Reduce Landfill Waste

    This Best Practice guide outlines actions to reduce the quantity of recyclables disposed of in the general landfill and clinical risk waste streams.

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    Format: Guide 2013
  • Construction

    Resource Efficiency

    Title: Zero Waste South Australia industry case studies

    Zero Waste South Australia industry case studies

    Series of short case studies from several sectors from Zero Waste SA’s Industry Program that helps companies take a more sustainable approach to their waste management and resource use to improve results on their triple bottom line of financial, environmental and social returns.

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    Format: Case Studies 2013