3 tips to help your business do better with recycling

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Talk of being environmentally friendly is everywhere nowadays, from the news to podcasts you can’t escape what is one of the biggest growing concerns we all face. With landfills full and the oceans being a sea of plastic, we can see the effects that modern life and society is having on this earth. However the good news is, it’s not too late.

With businesses now understanding that they have a responsibility and a strategic necessity to show and produce a more environmentally friendly ethos, there are things that we can all do to create a workplace that does better when it comes to looking after the environment.

Without further ado, here are some smart tips for businesses looking to take ownership in helping the environment and how they can do a better job with recycling as part of that strategy.

Focus on paper recycling

Most office waste is unsurprisingly down to paper waste. So, by making a concentrated effort to create an office environment that tackles it will definitely be a bonus to your business.

There are some easy fixes as well. The first is to set up your printer to print double sided, and making it a company wide policy, this would reduce what you print in half. Less paper, less waste.

The second is something that requires a little more of a concentrated effort within the team and in some cases a bit of a cultural change. The system is called “pull printing.” What this does is that all print jobs are started or ‘activated’ at the printer rather than just sending it to be printed.

Why is is so efficient? Simple, with over 30% of printed documents never being collected, this amounts to a gross amount of waste. However, in this system, you can only have a print out if you go to the printer – or your team does – and then starts there. This will stop paper being wasted or forgotten.

Water recycling

There are a myriad of water technologies which will help your business when it comes to your recycling objectives.

For many businesses that work with large volumes of people, such as hotels, restaurants and leisure facilities, water technology treatments allow there to be a more mindful approach to saving on waste water in these cases. From low water flushing, to recycling water that has been used in kitchens and toilet facilities in a tank system, this will save money and also the environment for water wastage.

Other services like rainwater recycling can be highly useful for companies that have to use good quantities of water outside for industrial and commercial usage as well.

Bin management

Finally one of the best ways to help your business with recycling is your bin management techniques.

Here, you are looking to make it easy for people to put the right waste, into the right bin. Think about investing in bin systems like you seen in airports or stations and get people used to separating their items in office, like they would at home.

Studies have shown that the more environmentally conscious that businesses are in managing waste at the office will also pass on into the home environment as well. It’s a win win for everyone!