On average at least 80% of waste generated in the office can be recycled. We use 12.5 million tonnes of paper and cardboard every year in the UK. (Source: Confederation of Paper Industries.) It’s estimated that office waste typically costs companies 4.5% of their turnover, with every employee generating an average of 75 kg of paper waste every year.
Which Materials In The Office Can Be Recycled?
At Recycling Services our range of office recycling solutions can help you to meet you your waste targets whilst protecting the environment. Whether you have one or fifty offices requiring a recycling system we can help. Recyclable materials produced in the office includes:
- Paper – this includes white and mixed coloured office paper, newspapers, magazines/brochures, envelopes and confidential shredding.
- Plastic bottles
- Cans – steel and aluminium
- Toner cartridges
- Redundant Electrical and IT Equipment
Working with you to develop a pro-active office recycling scheme, we can help ensure staff ‘buy in’ and closely monitor environmental performance to ensure continuous improvement. At Recycling Services we can also manage other waste streams such as food contaminated packaging. The food can be recycled via anaerobic digestion, whereas the packaging can be used to produce refuse derived fuel or be taken directly to be incinerated and converted into energy from waste.
How Will Reducing Waste Help My Company?
Reducing the amount of waste your company produces has a number of benefits including:
- Save money from reduced raw material and waste disposal costs
- Improve the performance and efficiency of the business
- Improve the company’s environmental sustainability
- Compliance with waste legislation and reduced risk of environmental incidents
- Better brand image for customers who choose more environmentally active companies
- Increased employee motivation through better working conditions
Over a quarter of companies who recycle at work say they’ve saved space by having designated areas and clearly labelled containers/bins for specific materials. Over a third of businesses say it has improved their reputation within the local community, and 97% have been satisfied with their Recycle at Work scheme.
How Can Recycling Services Help With Your Office Recycling?
Here at Recycling Services we pride ourselves on the pro-active partnership we offer our clients. We can help you every step of the way, from initial set up of your office recycling system to environmental reporting and further suggestions on improving recycling levels around the office. Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) needs to be treated separately, as do batteries and toner cartridges, but one call to Recycling Services and we will arrange separate collections for you for all waste types.
We will provide you with everything you need to make the system work for your business including interior bins, all the associated signage, external bins and collection services. We can even run waste awareness sessions for your staff to ensure they know what waste materials go in which bin.
To enquire about our office recycling, call one of our team members today by calling 01952 204471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.