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Top Tips to Help You Recycle at Work

14th August 2018 in Green

Over 90% of businesses who recycle within their office agreed that having a designated area and clearly labelled bins resulted in employees actively choosing to recycle at work. As well as over a third of businesses that recycle say it has improved their reputation within the local community as it shows that you and your business are interested in current world issues, and trying to reduce the impact on the environment. On average 60% - 80% of office waste is paper. Recycling office waste can save your company money and reduce its climate impact.

Our Top Tips To Recycle At Work

1. Create an environmental committee

Spread the word, send around an email or pin up a suggested meeting time on the notice board. Don’t just ask your favourite colleagues, you will be surprised at how many people have a strong voice when it comes to recycling at work.  People in different departments will all have a different interpretation of key issues in regards to environmental impact, so it’s good to have a varied group. Once the committee is established, set up a weekly/monthly meeting where you discuss and make sure important environmental issues are being correctly dealt with, and in the most cost-effective way.

2. Communicate

Make sure everyone in your business is aware of the facilities they can use to recycle at work and encourage their use. Update employees on other practices or changes you’re putting forward through a monthly “Environmental Committee” email newsletter. Communicate and involve your colleagues by asking them if they have any suggestions they would like you to bring up on their behalf.

3. Research

Once you have the results of your waste audit, you can prioritise which areas your business needs to work on recycling, reusing and reducing.

4. Keep records

Keep a record of the amount of waste that is recycled at work and the number of resources you use. This helps monitor how effective your new recycling system is and whether you need to take any extra steps to reduce your office waste.

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Promotional products not only improve your marketing campaigns, but they can also help you reduce overall waste in your office as well. By investing in branded promotional products such as reusable cups and bags, your company can reduce the amount of wastage produced by your office workers. Encourage employees to use their reusable cups rather than disposable ones. Having the products branded helps to promote your brand and your eco-friendly values. You can go one step further and invest in an entire eco-friendly range of promotional products, including pens and caps!

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