KBAM: Environmental Management– Controlling System
What- In the environmental management, there are two main environmental technologies: controlling and preventing. This blog will talk about the controlling system. One of the method in the controlling system is End-of-Pipe Solution System. The strength is that it does not need to be designed in the product so any organisation can implement it in the existing process. It seeks to minimise the waste AFTER the the pollution created, and it is a cost effective manner.
Why- This is a very straightforward approach for a company that cares about the environment. The general process of this system is very clear. Although it may not be an effective system to collect and disposal waste for any types company, it is still a good starting point to the company's environmental management. It also gives a me a direction to think about how WaveRiders or my future company can deal with the waste and pollution.
How- I am thinking about how to apply this system into WaveRiders company. I understand that this system will need to be adjusted before implement it. Because I just start to study the End-of-Pipe Solution System, there are many questions in my mind that need to be answer by reading the Christie's book. It is too early to tell you that how can I apply it to WaveRiders Company thoughtfully. I will start to identify what possible wastes could be generated in each following stages: production process, pollution capture, disposal, product consumption and disposal. Moreover, it seems that this system could be only applied to the production process, and it ignores the water usage or electricity wates created by employees. Therefore, an additional approach need to be found out to help WaveRiders to achieve the Environmental friendly excellence.