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Waste is a key sustainability issue for FM – waste management and disposal constitutes one of the established core services FM delivers on behalf our clients.   

FM needs to demonstrate constant innovation in its approach to waste reduction within the remainder of its service portfolio.  

Issues such as; resource efficiency, zero waste to landfill, using consumer waste as a resource, and the circular economy are becoming increasingly important to public and private sector clients as they strive to reduce waste to both reduce costs and promote efficiency. As the delivery agent often tasked with achieving these reductions, FM must develop ways to reduce waste without compromising service levels. 

The waste hierarchy provides a useful guide for the sustainable treatment of waste, prioritising waste treatment in the following way: 

  1. Prevention
  2. Re-use
  3. Recycling
  4. Other recovery (such as energy recovery) 

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