LANGUAGE

Words for waste

Rubbish

Scrap

Trash

Dross

Junk

Spoil

Offal

Rubble

Debris

Swill

Ruin

Destroy

Dwindle

Garbage

Discard

Valuable

or

Valueless?

Valuable

or

Valueless?

Rubbish

Scrap

Trash

Dross

Junk

Spoil

Offal

Rubble

Debris

Swill

Ruin

Destroy

Dwindle

Garbage

Discard

What language do we use for 'waste'?

Source

ul-trees

Resource

Nature based

mi-earth

Natural Capital

ul-pound-circle

Regenerate

Commodity

ul-truck
ul-trees
ul-trees
ul-trees
ul-trees

Source

ul-trees

Resource

Nature based

mi-earth

Natural Capital

ul-pound-circle

Regenerate

Commodity

ul-truck
ul-trees
ul-trees
ul-trees
ul-trees

Garbage Dump

Landfill

or

Garbage Dump

Landfill

or

Metaphors we live by -George Lakoff & Mark Johnson

*[my addition]

"...vocabulary as war, e.g. attack a position, indefensible, strategy, new line of attack, win, gain ground, etc., form a systematic way of talking" [and thinking*]

Business language drives collective behaviour.

 

Change your language

MINDSET

ul-brain

Buyer

Supplier

Regenerator

ul-truck
ul-pound-circle
ul-brain

Question your

mental model.

 

Move from a wasteful mindset to a

regenerative mindset

OPERATIONAL

MODEL

Structure

System

Processes

Structure

System

Processes

System

Value

Planet

Society

Organisation

Depreciation and write-off

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

£0.00

Change our operating models to give materials & sources an intrinsic natural value

ORGANISATIONAL

MODEL

Experience waste

Created by Gregor Cresnarfrom the Noun Project

See it

Planet

Society

Organisation

ul-heartbeat
ul-brain
mi-chat
ul-assistive-listening-systems
mi-eye
ul-flower

Feel it

Smell it

Hear it

Experience it

Talk about it

Think

about it

Created by Gregor Cresnarfrom the Noun Project

See it

Planet

Society

Organisation

ul-heartbeat
ul-brain
mi-chat
ul-assistive-listening-systems
mi-eye
ul-flower

Feel it

Smell it

Hear it

Experience it

Talk about it

Think

about it

Experience waste

A story of an

electric meter

Feel it

 

See it

 

Talk about it

 

Experience it

 

Collaborate to reduce it

OWNERSHIP

MODEL

Seek alignment of waste principles with all of the business owners, employees, and stakeholders

No one person or team 'owns' waste - it's everyone's responsibility

CULTURE

&

BEHAVIOURS

Purposeful

Waste

Reduction

Principles

Values

Behaviours

Principles

Values

Behaviours

Purposeful

Waste

Reduction

Rethink your relationship to the natural world and its life giving sources

The end, or is it?

Waste.Full Thinking

By The Good Stream

Waste.Full Thinking

How we create a better organisational design to reduce waste

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