A responsibility matrix, of which the best known variant is the RACI Matrix, describes the level of responsibility of various roles or persons in completing tasks or deliverables that are needed for some project, process, or effort.
While cities push toward "zero waste" or high diversion rate goals, some companies are wondering whether such goals still make sense and saying the cost of reaching them will need to increase.
With this topic circulating in discussions throughout WasteExpo in Las Vegas last week, Waste Dive made a point of raising it with executives from some of the industry's top organizations to hear their takes.
The same question we posed to each of them: Some agreed that it has become easy to pass the buck on this issue, others had more direct ideas of where responsibility, but all said that the conversation needs to continue.
One, Americans really like to recycle. It's part of our culture now and they're not going to give it up. So because of that they're going to create the demand, they're going to create a market, and our industry's going to respond and we're going to figure it out.
And I think everything's going to be okay. If we're the ones that have to initiate the conversation, then that's okay with us. We look at that as being part of our job. So I think it's going to take a while.
It's not an easy conversation to have with a municipality. To say, 'look you're sending us a lot of trash, your diversion goals are unrealistic. I don't know if folks are trying to pass the buck so much as they are maybe suggesting this is a pretty tough problem.
But I would say that it's going to take all of us to figure it out. We can implement the public policy, but we don't set public policy. So all we can do is tell them what it's going to cost to recycle mixed paper.
We're we're not an industry that's going to subsidize that. So they're going to have to make some public policy decisions in terms of what they want to pay for, or do they want to change their program.
It is my responsibility as a homeowner and citizen at my own home to read the label that is provided to me, presumably by my government, telling me how to sort my recycling.
We have to move past the excuse that 'well no one will ever do it.
It is on the industry to evolve itself to perhaps make its process a little more detailed and a little more focused It's an easy process if we all actually pause for a moment at the waste receptacle instead of just chucking the thing in the bin.
It is a multi-pronged stool that won't be successful unless we're all really working hard together I think there is certainly a very large role for government to really push to have it done, but I'm not of the mindset that we're going to solve it by ourselves.
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Over the last decade, general managers who report to functional areas other than information systems — “line managers” — have increasingly gained information technology (IT) management responsibilities.1 Perhaps the single most important factor underlying this dispersion is an increased need for line managers to manage interdependencies within and external to the firm in light of (1.
As companies, policymakers, local program coordinators, nonprofits and other stakeholders grapple with changes in commodity markets, some have begun to question the fundamental tenets of recycling itself.
“Responsibility to protect” is pure sophistry, riddled with contradictions.
In reality, it is a cynical attempt to assert external decision-making powers over the use of U.S. military force. Disappointing how such a large number of homeowners plant trees too close to 1 and 3 phase primary overhead lines.
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