The need for recycling in offices and the work place

by | Apr 21, 2017 | Home, recycling |

In today’s busy world, most people are switched on to the need for us to all be recycling our home waste. This is reinforced by many city councils now providing every home with recycling bins and cited recycling locations. However, not every business is clued up on the importance of also recycling in the work place. There are many benefits of recycling all office waste, both for your company and for the environment. Moreover, recycling in offices and in the work place, today, is easier than ever. At the very least all you have to do is install an office recycling bin. This article serves to outline the key benefits and importance of work place recycling.

Saves you money

Firstly, by recycling all of your office waste using an office recycling bin, you can save a lot of money. Not only on disposal costs, but by recycling secondary materials – such as ferrous and non-ferrous metals – you can often take a monetary rebate.

Helps the environment

In our over populated world, where cities are heaving and towns are full, rubbish can put huge strains on the environment. By disposing of your office waste responsibly and recycling it you can make a big difference very quickly. For instance, every ton of recycled paper saves over 7000 gallons of water and 17 trees. Put this against the amount of paper your company uses a year, and these figures become significant. Additionally, by reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill you will help reduce the leachate and the amount of toxins that get into our waterways and ecosystems.

Improves your corporate social responsibility

Customers today are aware of the need to recycle – thanks to TV advertising! As a result, consumers are more attracted to those corporations that practice a moral corporate social responsibility. People will often choose you over your competitors if you are linked to charities and are a responsible company when it comes to waste. By promoting your recycling efforts – via social media – this can lead to an increased brand awareness and heightened customer retention levels.

Office recycling is often easier than you think. By simply starting a work place recycling program you will be able to take full advantage of the benefits of recycling. Simply begin by installing an office recycling bin for waste paper and grow your strategy from there, once you get all of your staff following suit.

Contact us at Alpha Waste Solutions for more information on office recycling bins and simple tips to encourage your employees to recycle. You’ll soon start to reap the benefits.