5 Ways to Help Your Offices in Geelong, Bellarine and the Surfcoast Recycle
Recycling is now top of mind for Geelong residents and we recycle without even thinking about it, this is a good thing!
But what about our places of work? Does your company in Geelong, Torquay or any other local office have a dedicated recycling strategy?
To create a company culture whereby recycling becomes a habit is easy to set up and eventually a thing that people will do without even thinking about it.
Here are 5 ways you can help your Geelong office recycle.
Set up a Green Team. The first step would be to set up a group of like-minded people in the office who are happy to be in the Green Team. The team could be as few as one or two people, depending on the size of your office. They can then identify the categories to be recycled. This could be paper, cardboard, electronics, ink cartridges or office mobile phones which are all recyclable.
Monthly recycling goals rewards. Set up monthly recycling goals. If the goals are achieved in your office, give out gift cards or other awards for people who are recycling. Inform and educate the office staff along the way as to how their recycling efforts are saving the business dollars and how it is saving the planet.
Buy second hand or recycled. Buy more office products that are made with recycled content. One easy solution is to buy recycled office paper. Even better, encourage office staff to go paperless. Use coffee mugs and plates rather than paper cups and paper plates. Recycled toilet paper is another solution.
Set up recycling bins in a convenient location. If recycling bins were set up in the boardroom where people eat their lunch, or next to the copy machine, office workers are more likely to use them. The more convenient the bins are placed; the more stuff will be recycled. Let the staff come up with creative solutions as to where the bins will make a difference in their office.
Communication is key. Once you commence your recycling journey, make sure that everyone in the office is informed about this wonderful new objective. Keep everyone up to date of the new system, so that recycling habits will form quickly. Encourage office staff to share new ideas as to how recycle and consistently give out the monthly rewards to encourage participation.
Many companies are part of the pollution instead of part of the solution. We need to recycle in all areas of our lives to continue the positive trend of recycling for the sake of our children.
If your office generates scrap metal on a regular basis, we offer a bin service. This can be kept on your site permanently and changed over on your request. Contact us for details.