About Diversion Rate Calculator (Formula)
The Diversion Rate Calculator is a tool used to determine the percentage of waste that is diverted or prevented from going to the landfill. It helps measure the effectiveness of waste management and recycling efforts.
The formula used in the Diversion Rate Calculator is:
Diversion Rate (%) = (Weight of Diverted Waste / Weight of Total Waste) * 100
In this formula:
- Weight of Diverted Waste refers to the weight of waste that is diverted or recycled.
- Weight of Total Waste represents the total weight of waste generated, including both diverted and non-diverted waste.
By inputting the values of the weight of diverted waste and the weight of total waste into the Diversion Rate Calculator, users can calculate the diversion rate. The result is expressed as a percentage, indicating the proportion of waste that is diverted from the landfill.
The diversion rate is an important metric for waste management programs, sustainability initiatives, and environmental assessments. A higher diversion rate signifies a more effective waste management system and reflects efforts to reduce the environmental impact of waste by promoting recycling, composting, and other diversion methods.
It’s important to note that the accuracy of the diversion rate calculation depends on the accuracy of the weight measurements and the inclusion of all relevant waste streams. The formula assumes that all waste is accurately accounted for and properly categorized as diverted or non-diverted.