Today’s post comes courtesy of business contributor Maggie Spears
In most business environment the issue of waste management is a serious matter. Almost every business has paper waste, while others expel wastes in the form of computer accessories, manufacturing wastes and other types of office waste. Apart from helping to reduce cost and adding value to the environment, recycling is also a kind of personal and social responsibility. If you have a business and you’re wondering why you should consider recycling your waste, here are reasons to help you make your decision. [Editor's note: Don't forget to check out our article on greening your business!]
Waste disposal cost a lot of money, so much that businesses spend thousands of dollars to pay other people to get rid of their waste. Why not recycle the waste so you can make use of it again, and use the money you could have given to waste managers to do many other important things. This is one of the major reasons why many businesses are going into recycling. Also your business will not need to pay any money for waste disposal rather; you will get paid for it.
Helps Save Space
When you cultivate the habit of recycling and reusing you create the opportunity to save space and cut down clutters. This in turn can help to improve the movement in the working environment so that job responsibilities can be carried out more efficiently. Too much of waste lying here and there also increases the chances of workers getting injured in the work environment. Recycling waste can help reduce the cost of caring for work accident victims.
Can Be Used For Public Relations
Because many people are now aware of the positive impact that responsible waste management and recycling does to the general environment, there is an opportunity for you to put your company in the good eye of the public by showing them you do it. This will make people see your company as a business that is interested in the environment, and not just about making profits. Also, dumping refuse in illegal places can lead to loggerheads with the waste
Management authorities; these are unfavorable situations that recycling can help your business avoid.
It’s Environmentally Responsible
Recycling your waste is environmentally responsible because it helps to reduce the green house effect, as well as the negative impact of dangerous chemical in the atmosphere. This happens when waste is being disposed through incineration, landfills and other methods of waste disposals. Businesses produce far more waste than homes which makes recycling the waste an excellent move for anyone who wants to take responsibility for leaving a better earth for the next generation.
Many small businesses shy away from waste recycling because they think they don’t produce enough waste tangible enough for disposal. This may be true but there are other ways your business can actually recycle in this kind of situation. By joining other businesses around your vicinity, you can come together in a cooperative to gather your waste for recycling. This makes economies of scale more attractive and your waste recycling process less expensive. Also, this kind of cooperative recycling can help solidify the relationship between your company and other businesses in the neighborhood for future benefits.
Waste recycling is easy to carry out because you don’t require too much of sophistication. All that is required is good systems that are highly effective, and watch how everything will move on smoothly. Apart from giving your waste out for outright recycling there are many other ways you can recycle and reuse your waste right there within the business environment. Try to get your staff involved with the recycling concept so that everyone can contribute their bit to the entire project.
About the Author
Maggie Spears knows how important it is for businesses to recycle. She uses a garden clearance company van to take away all her business’ waste for recycling.