We all shoulder the responsibility of researching and developing methods of improving our use of resources. Without doubt the world’s biggest users of resources are corporate giants and the business sector in general, and with the use of resources comes all the benefits that man uses to improve their chance of survival and for the quiet enjoyment of their life. Associated with our consumerist society is associated waste and damage to our environment.
Whether it is food wastage, energy usage, water usage, deforestation or pollution, all have an impact on our environment and we all have the responsibility of finding sustainable solutions to these problems. Ideally, the solutions found should have the dual advantage of decreasing waste and the associated costs and improving business performance and shareholder returns at the same time.