The Effect of Office Building Recycling
Office buildings, schools, hotels, and other commercial and institutional buildings produce significant amounts of waste, but there are ways to improve waste management. Companies everywhere are stepping up efforts to “go green”, but to sustain those efforts it starts with the employees.
Soda cans, cardboard boxes, paper, plastic bottles, and electronics are just a few of the common items that end up in the trashcan without much thought. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about 80-90% of solid waste in the average workplace is actually recyclable!
New and innovative services are being offered by companies to provide offices with an effortless solution to become proactive in reducing office waste. They will set your office up with bins for your recyclable materials and a customized pick-up schedule according to how much waste your office produces.
Participating in a recycling program in the workplace can benefit the environment in many ways (including reducing landfill, energy consumption, and raw material requirements) and can even encourage greener practices in the home. The positive effects of office building recycling are worth the minimal effort to become proactive.