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Recycling of waste is another good step, but leaves other areas wanting. If we
end our pursuit of environmental improvement with recycling, we are neglecting
“Source Reduction”, “Internal Policies for Less Waste”, and “Environmental Purchasing”.
Environmental programs are not created by an arbitrary source that favors a
select few improvements, but the measure of organizational improvements from year to
year. Frankly, if a point system is used to measure progress (regardless of the type of
improvement), companies will see value in small steps in the overall environmental
While a point system is not available for every environmental sector, GCI has
developed a point system for environmental health services. Because cleaning
programs are common to all types of organizations, this is one of the best areas to prove
the value of an incremental approach to the environmental process.

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