Here is a challenge that we picked up as a family in the year 2022.
A family of three, we produced 240 liters of non-recyclable waste every 30 days, making full use of the 120 liters waste container that was cleared twice every month.
The challenge accepted by us was to switch the 120 liters bin to a 80 liters one. This called for a scale down of non-recyclable waste output by a good 80 liters every month…
Did we have to change our behaviour? Yes!
A hard insight into our behaviour that was hardened over a decade – allowed us the following changes:
- Cat food tins of 400 gm capacity were being thrown into the non-recyclable waste after use. Now we started cleaning the tins and recycling them. That was 10 to 12 tins of 400 gm tins no longer taking up space..
- Yoghurt plastic containers were thrown into the non-recyclable waste after use. Now we started cleaning the cups and recycling them. That was 4 of 500 gm and 16 of 120 gm containers less going into the bin..
How about our Agile teams?
How much waste do we produce at end of every sprint – because we make waste the same way we did for years (or multiple sprints)?
Can we identify means of waste reduction in our teams and transform the identified methods into action?