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Waste Reduced (OI7920)

Amount of waste reduced by the organization during the reporting period through programs for substitution, recycling, or recovery.
Reporting format
Unit of Measure (PD1602)
Metric type
Flow
Metric level
Organization
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Waste Reduced (OI7920). v4.0.

Footnote

Organizations should footnote all assumptions used.

Usage Guidance

  • Waste reduction captured through this metric may include: efforts to reduce (i.e., using fewer inputs), reuse (e.g., using excess inputs or unwanted outputs for a different purpose, rather than disposing or recycling), or recycle (e.g., through established systems or through on-side processing) waste or energy through the organization's operational activities.
  • This metric is intended to capture waste reductions achieved strictly through the organization's operations. Organizations that wish to report on waste reductions achieved through the sale of products can use the metric Waste Reductions from Products Sold (PI5926). Organizations that wish to report on waste reduction achieved through the provision of services can use the metric Waste Reductions from Services Sold (PI5678).