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Competencies covered

MSMENV272: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Your trainer may ask you to complete this assignment as one of the assessment requirements for this unit. For more information about the assessment process and advice on what to do if you need help with your reading and writing, go to Assessment requirements.

Managing waste

  1. What are the '3 Rs' of waste management?

  2. Name an item or material that you apply this principle to at work, and describe what you do with it. If you don't already apply this practice, describe what you could do in the future.

Suggesting improvements

  1. Choose one type of product you use regularly at work. Identify a brand name that is marketed as 'environmentally friendly' by the manufacturer. You may already be using this brand name product, or you may simply have heard that it is available as an alternative to the product you're currently using.

    Answer the following questions:

    1. What is the brand name and who is the manufacturer?

    2. What type of product is it?

    3. What features make the product more 'environmentally friendly' than alternative (or more traditional) products?

  2. Who is responsible for environmental care in your workplace?

  3. If you came up with a new idea that made a work activity more environmentally friendly, how would you go about putting it to the company?

Click on the link above to go to the Word document you will need to complete. You should fill in your answers on-screen and then either:

  • print out a hard copy to send to your trainer by post

  • save the file electronically to submit to your trainer as an email attachment.

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