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  • Preferencing low-carbon forms of transport (shipping and road transport over air freight, for example)
  • Conserving energy and use renewable energy instead of fossil fuels to power premises, especially in remote areas where fuel costs may be very high
  • Avoiding wasting water by using simple water efficiency, leak prevention and recycling methods;
  • Using interceptor tanks and bunding to avoid run-off pollution from fuel dispensing areas;
  • Careful management and monitoring of other hazardous chemicals on site (Attachment - Safe Management of Hazardous Waste in WFP Workshops: available in English or in French);
  • Phase out of ozone-depleting gases from air conditioning systems in warehouses and vehicles;
  • Keeping pallet stacks tidy and other measures to reduce spoilage of food and non-food items; and
  • Taking steps to better manage the production, collection and disposal of waste, including packaging wastes (Attachment - Safe Management of Hazardous Waste in WFP Workshops: available in English or in French).

For vehicles, minimising factors include:

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