In today’s society, almost every office has a recycling system in place. But not every recycling program is as effective and efficient as it could be. Improve a limited office recycling program to eliminate the amount of trash that ends up in landfills and save your business money. Here are some practice ways to increase office recycling.
Examine Items Being Recycled
There are many items that you may not realize can actually be recycled. If you aren’t sure what can and can’t be recycled, or if your office isn’t doing everything it can to recycle all recyclable materials, you may be throwing away materials unnecessarily. A waste audit can be conducted to examine what types of materials your office uses that can and should be recycled. Such items can include cardboard, printer cartridges, light bulbs, newspapers, magazines, and so on.
Introduce Labeled Recycling Bins
Clearly labeled recycling bins in conveniently located places around the office will alert employees as to what can and can’t be recycled and encourage them to participate in the office recycling program. Centralized recycling bins are the best way to encourage employees to buy in and increase recycling awareness.
Measure and Report
With an office recycling program established and in place, monitoring what is being recycled can help you examine and measure the efficiency of your recycling program. Analyze results and create goals to promote a recycling program in the office. If employees can see the changes and impact they are making, they are more than likely to continue to participate.
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