Chapter 1Question Wasteful Practices


The groundswell associated with the environment is changing industry. Employees who completed school 10 and fewer years ago ask their managers, “Why are we doing such and such a thing?” They’re bringing in waste-reduction ideas.

—Ian McKeown, senior engineerof Health, Safety, and Environment, Polaroid

THIS chapter focuses on the first of the four Lean and Green steps: Question wasteful practices, and design Lean and Green steps to benefit profit and planet. Get people in your organization to think creatively to arrive at Lean and Green solutions; for the most dramatic benefits, encourage them especially to think about steps before waste is created. Many of the Lean and Green companies’ best ideas for ...

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