For many of us recycling plays an important part in our everyday lives - so what exactly are the benefits of recycling?
Introducing a recycling scheme in your organisation will not only help save the planet but can also SAVE YOU MONEY!
An effective waste diversion program will:
Not only can recycling help the environment, we can all benefit. When we recycle used materials they are converted into new products, reducing the need to consume natural resources. If used materials are not recycled, new products are made by extracting fresh, raw material from the Earth, through mining and forestry.
Using recycled materials in the manufacturing process uses considerably less energy than producing new products from virgin material.
Recycling and waste reduction schemes can provide cost savings to organisations. Initial costs to implement the scheme will, in the long term, be offset by reduced litter disposal fees and less waste creation. Simply by switching from desk-side litter bins to central recycling points, your organisation could be able to reduce the need for frequent emptying and lower your cleaning costs.
Recycling schemes can save space, too. Many Glasdon Recycling Bins combine compact footprints with large capacities, leading to less clutter and increased safety in the workplace.
Such a visible commitment to the environment will also result in intangible benefits to employee morale and your organisation’s public perception.
It is paramount to establish a successful recycling programme that maximises cost saving by ensuring employees actively participate. This can benefit your program in two ways: the more your employees both recycle and reduce the amount of waste they create in the first place, the more your rubbish disposal cost will decrease.
Integrating recycling and waste reduction techniques into your daily operating procedures and the culture of your business will ensure that your employees are saving the organisation money whilst they do the right thing for the planet.
*Information has been sourced from the EPA and the Clean Air Council