Trash disposal has numerous severe environmental implications, including the release of gases that contribute to global warming and degrade the quality of the air we breathe. The majority of trash produced in Canada comes from business sources. Every business has a corporate social obligation to contribute to trash reduction. You can learn more about waste disposal with Prorec.
Here are some ideas for how your company might reduce waste:
1. Do a waste audit
A trash audit is a rigorous technique that may be used to determine how much waste your office produces and where it comes from. The audit information can then be utilized to reduce the amount of waste you generate.
Waste is collected and classified by category during a waste audit so that it can be studied. If you have a large office, you may want to audit certain regions or departments.
2. Calculate your waste
You will not be able to tell how much waste you produce unless you measure it. Thus, request that your rubbish removal business weigh your garbage. Calculate how much waste is created each day or per person once you receive the statistics.
Distribute these findings and make waste reduction a measurable goal for all employees. You might even organize challenges and competitions among employees or departments. This is an excellent method to get employees interested in trash reduction.
3. Eliminate plastic bottles
Urge staff to stop using single-use plastic water bottles. In their place, install water filters and provide glasses or reusable water bottles for employees to use to guarantee that they still have convenient access to pure water. Encourage employees to remove plastic straws while you’re at it.
4. Avoid using paper
With technological advancements, there are cheaper and better alternatives to using paper in your office. If at all possible, make your company paperless. If you are not able to go totally paperless, you may dramatically limit the amount of waste you make by printing only when absolutely required. Instead of paper reports and notes, choose digital alternatives.
5. Create a waste reduction team
You may have staff who are deeply committed to protecting the earth’s resources. If this is the case, why not invite them to use their enthusiasm to assist make your office a more ecologically friendly environment by joining a waste reduction team? This team will assist in identifying waste concerns in your office and devising solutions to these challenges.
Team members will also function as influencers, encouraging other employees to embrace waste-reduction measures and other habits that will assist lower your carbon footprint.
For additional information, see our guide to establishing an office recycling and composting program.
6. Compost and recycle
After you have reduced the amount of garbage produced in your office, recycle what you were unable to eliminate. Growing City can assist you in establishing or improving your recycling and composting program.
You can sustainably minimize your waste by up to 40% or more by using our service. Our services provide you with practical green efforts in which you may contribute on a daily basis. We offer extensive recycling services as well as free introductory presentations and instructional workshops.
We will do all the hard work so that recycling and composting will be easy for you to accomplish. So, what are you holding out for? Contact us today and allow us to assist you in making the world a better place.