Reducing Environmental Impacts with W.A.S.T.E. Walks
We will discuss a lean approach to reducing and conserving environmental impacts in your facility or a business you work with. The WASTE Walk is an approach to engage employees and co-workers in identifying simple, “low-hanging fruit” environmental wastes occurring in your processes. This “gemba walk” event format can help you reduce costs and save money, reduce carbon emissions and health risks in the community, improve the reputation of the organization, and become good stewards of the environment. No prior lean experience needed. Three different types of events will be discussed: Water Walk, Dumpster Dive and Energy Walk. Included in the training are templates for planning your WASTE Walk, and an Impact-Ease Matrix to prioritize ideas.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to plan and conduct a simple WASTE walk to help a business reduce trash, energy or water usage and save money.
Course Length: 48 minutes
You will learn about WASTE Walks, and see the 4 step process for conducting a WASTE Walk. This video will provide an overview of the remaining topics in the course.
Learn how Water Walks can be used to reduce and conserve water
Learn how Dumpster Dives can be used to reduce trash (rubbish) and landfill charges
Learn how Energy Walks can be used to reduce and conserve energy (electricity, natural gas, etc)
We will recap the 4 step process for conducting a WASTE Walk, now that you have been taught three different event types. We will also recap the benefits of WASTE Walks.
Course Reference Materials
Template to use for setting up a WASTE Walk in your company or an organization you work with.
Template to use for ranking ideas and opportunities based on impact on the problem and ease of implementation.
Test your knowledge to see how well you paid attention