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MSMENV272: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Overview


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There are many things you can do to help the company use resources more efficiently.

In this section, we'll look at some simple measures that can be carried out in the workplace at any time.

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You'll probably agree that all of these actions are commonsense, and you may already be doing some of them.

But it helps to remember that each positive action makes its own contribution to a more environmentally sustainable workplace, and in the end, a healthier natural world.

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At an economic level, most of these ideas will also save your company money.

You'll be using less materials, consuming less power and disposing of less waste.

So you can be pretty confident that if you're not already making use of these ideas, your boss will support any new measures that have the effect of improving the company's efficiency and profitability.

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Completing this section

The assignment for this section asks you to think about the sustainability measures in place at your own your own worksite. Are they effective? Can any of them be improved? How would you go about implementing improvements? Have a look at the assignment now to see what you'll need to do to complete it.

Also in the menu bar are links to the three lessons for this section:

  • Using less power

  • Using less water

  • Managing waste

These lessons will provide you with background information relevant to the assignment.

Once you've worked through the lessons, have a look at the Just for fun exercise. This will give you some facts and figures relating to recycling levels in Australia.

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