Waste managment in the UK

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Waste managment in the UK


Traditionally, when products are no longer of use, we tend to recycle them or dispose of them
as garbage. This traditional approach, often labeled as ?cradle-to-grave?, views waste as an
Inevitable by-product of production and consumption. However, waste ?costs? us all, through
higher prices for raw materials, money spent on diversion and disposal, the environmental
impact of disposing of waste, the health costs associated with hazardous materials, and the
value lost when products are left to waste in disposal sites. This pathological attitudes were particular cultural responses to a series of basic organizational issues that any organizational or society at large must face. Hence, in this paper I shall develop an analysis of the change programme by the UK on household waste management. In doing so I shall be using organizational structure, learning and culture change as concepts.

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A good point to begin with is to identify the main stakeholders in the household waste management or in other words, who is involved. A key concept to assess us on this analysis is organizational structure. Structure refers to those parts of organizational life that are relatively fixed and that provide the background against which and within which organizational life gets played out. Now, let?s see the household waste management structure.

Figure 1.1 UK Household Waste Management Structure.

Even in an organization that has put considerable effort into developing formal goals, there will always be a vast web of other, much less visible goals. However, Household Waste Management official goal is ?best practicable environmental option? (the BPEO). That is the option which provides the most benefit or least damage to the environment as whole, at an acceptable cost in long and short term. Thus, the strategy for sustainable waste management has three objectives:

? To minimize the amount of waste that is produced.
? To make best use of the waste that is produced.
? To minimize any immediate and future risk of pollution from waste management practices.

Objectives can often be arranged in a rough hierarchical order. For example, an overall objective of minimizing the amount of waste that is produced can be used to drive other environmentally friendly and harmful strategic objectives, which in turn can lead to more specific organizational and departmental goals. Therefore, the different waste manageme

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