We know that we should recycle at home, but often we forget about the environmental impact our offices can have. Think about it: 100 employees, 100 lunches worth of waste. It’s imperative that we help divert as much as we can from landfill by giving employees a visible, simple system to help them recycle. With a little effort, a big difference can be made.
The simplest and most efficient way to do this is through introducing a successful recycling initiative into our workplaces.
Recycling saves money
Huge savings can occur when switching from individual desk bins to centralised recycling bins. Drastically reduce cleaners fees by lessening the time spent per bin and the amount of liners you’re using.
Recycling improves your corporate social responsibility
Starting a recycling initiative improves your corporate social responsibility and your company’s image. As more and more consumers are realising the necessity of environmental responsibility, they are shifting their allegiances to more conscious brands that encompass these moral values.
Recycling changes behaviours
By incorporating recycling into your workplace, you are spearheading a campaign to change your colleagues into changemakers. Reinforcing positive behaviours will hopefully then be translated into their home lives, too.
Promotes collective culture
Recycling bins can create a water cooler effect, starting a conversation in your workplace that helps inspire collective effort when it comes to sustainability.
Recycling protects the environment
Recycling reduces the harmful chemicals released from waste in landfill sites, and the need for extracting, refining and processing raw materials.