Waste Management Audit Results

Thank you for completing the Hazon Seal Waste Management Assessment!

After much deliberation, we have decided to remove the score and grading system from the assessments, as it seemed to distract from the true purpose: to help you in your sustainability journey. We will continue to build out this section of the portal so that it offers more comprehensive and useful feedback in the weeks to come.

Recommendations based on assessment taken July 1, 2022

  • A tree is a terrible thing to waste. That said, it is time to rethink what materials need to be printed for your office and programs to run smoothly. Could a flyer be rolled into the e-newsletter, spoken aloud, or only a few copies posted on bulletin boards? Is there a book of resources that could be used, rather than printing copies of a specific passage, psalm, or article? Could a paper form have been a PDF instead?
  • A used goods swap or drive of some kind, be it books, clothes, toys, or something else, can be a great way of getting people thinking about how they dispose of unwanted items. It can also be a great way to bring your community together and provides a potential fundraising opportunity.
  • Making proper use of recycling infrastructure is one of the most straightforward ways we as individuals and institutions can reduce our environmental impact. While precise values vary by material, products with recycled content almost always require less in the way of raw material and energy inputs than the same product made from virgin material. Check out our Recycling Program toolkit for more information.
  • If you are interested in taking on more advanced recycling but are unsure of how to get started, check out our Recycling Program toolkit. There are many resources and programs available to help you recycle or otherwise dispose of items and materials not accepted by your service provider.