For businesses, recycling pays. Investing in a recycling program helps protect the environment, your people and your budget.
About 80% of what we throw away is recyclable.
And there’s more to recycling than paper and aluminum cans. Making simple changes to your business culture and recycling procedures can have a long-term positive impact on the environment – and your budget.
Install energy-efficient lamps that cost less to operate, shop tech waste and batteries to a nearby recycling centre, and put up signage at your facility that lets employees know where to put their trash. By taking these steps, you can help reduce energy consumption and lower trash-removal costs.
Improving company culture.
Employees prefer to work for companies with strong corporate responsibility programs, which include environmental consciousness. Turnover costs are reduced because these employees tend to stay with their companies longer and are happier with senior management when compared to their peers at companies with weaker cultures of corporate responsibility.
There are many different options when it comes to recycling. With so many different ways to help save the planet, companies need to create an eco-conscious culture.
By implementing these ideas, you can have a more planet-friendly workplace:
- Recycling kits for batteries, electronics, lightbulbs and light tubes
- Printer toner cartridge recycling
- Waste receptacles
- Recycling containers
Did you know?
In 2009 Canada produced 777kilograms of garbage per citizen*.
*Source: CBC News Article: Canadian produce more garbage than anyone else.
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