Steps to comply with REUSE credit for TRUE Certification
Develop systems that emphasize reuse: To encourage reuse, organizations should develop systems that prioritize the reuse of materials, including equipment, furniture, and supplies. This involves establishing guidelines and procedures for reusing materials and identifying opportunities for reuse.
Document pallet and shipping container reuse: Organizations should document and track the reuse of pallets and shipping containers. This involves developing a system to track the use of these materials and identifying ways to extend their useful life.
Implement reusable transport containers: To reduce waste, organizations should implement reusable transport containers for shipping and distribution. This involves exploring alternative packaging materials and designing containers that can be reused multiple times.
Establish a program to reuse office supplies and materials: Organizations should establish a program to reuse office supplies and materials, such as paper, ink cartridges, and folders. This involves educating employees about the importance of reuse and providing them with the tools and resources needed to participate.
Use reusable/durable food service ware: To reduce waste in food service, organizations should use reusable and durable food service ware. This involves exploring alternative materials, such as glass or metal, and providing employees with the tools and resources needed to participate.
Organizations can promote long-lasting behavior change, decrease waste, and support social justice causes through food giving by following these steps. Additionally, these efforts can contribute to a more sustainable resource management system and help organizations achieve TRUE certification.