Industry reports say that as much as 90 percent of office waste in the average workplace comes in the form of soda cans and sheets of paper – all of which can be recycled.
An office recycling program can help avoid sending these recyclables to landfills.
To be successful your office recycling program must start with your employees. Meet with them or survey them to understand what types of materials (paper, plastics, aluminium cans, organics) your employees bring to, and dispose of, in your office. You can also check with your facilities management team or office cleaners to learn more about what materials they collected in your office.
Once you understand what your employees bring to your office and what other types of materials are collected from your office you can determine the type, size and number of recycling and waste collection systems you need in your office.
To make recycling easy for your employees set up several large recycling stations in your office and place recycling and waste collection bins throughout your office.
Be sure to communicate the objectives of your recycling program to your employees to keep them informed on the progress and of any changes to the program.