"America Recycles Day" is a national initiative created to increase awareness on recycling best practices. This can be focusing on the amount of plastic collected in the country, reducing the amount of waste in our communities, decreasing pollution in our water and air, and promoting prosperity through the conservation of our resources. Below are 3 ways that you can get your company on a greener path through recycling:
1. Start by Recycling at the Office
Recycling is a great way to save energy, conserve natural resources, and even earn some cash through recycling programs and grants. Starting environmentally friendly habits at work can actually be simple. One way to start recycling at the office is by requesting a recycling bin from your local city government. One collection bins are available to your team, you can suggest incentives to promote participation. How about a pair of the new Adidas Recycled Plastic shoes for the person who recycles the most throughout the year?
Another great way to promote environmentally friendly habits in the office is to provide recycled or reusable office materials such as refillable pens, stainless steel straws, and even recycled paper products. These materials are benefiting the environment by putting a halt on the production of even more unnecessary plastic.
2. Attend Recycling Events as a Team
Recycling events and clean-ups occur quite often in major cities around the United States. You can find a local event on Eventbrite, MeetUp, or on your local cities' website. The team can have a fun afternoon full of bonding and contribution towards the community. What better way to bond with your coworkers than to save the planet together?
3. Organize a Recycling Event for Your Local Community
If you have had a hard time finding recycling drives or community clean up events, perhaps you should consider starting your own. As a business, you can benefit from a boost in office morale, positive recognition for your business as people see your involvement in this initiative, and a good conscious knowing that you are providing members of your local community with a way to get involved in the recycling movement.
The US EPA states that the recycling rate has increased from 7% in 1960 to the current rate of 35%. Thanks to products and services provided by companies and our government, recycling is now accessible to all, and a great way to bring green initiatives into your daily office life.