More and more businesses today are taking the necessary steps to go green. According to the most recent State of the Environment report, more than half of all businesses in Australia are consciously implementing more environmentally friendly practices in everyday business operations. One of the best ways to practice eco-friendly business practices is through recycling. Businesses can boost their rates of recycling through a few easy steps. For one thing, cutting back on paper use will go a long way, as will investing in proper recycling bins, each with a clearly given label. Business owners should regularly be in communication with employees about the status of recycling efforts and also should offer regular encouragement to inspire enthusiastic participation. Hosting a recycling awareness day is one fun way to promote engagement.
- Cutting back on the amount of paper used in the daily operations of your business is a great first step toward the achievement a more eco-friendly business practice
- Set up separate bins for trash and for different recyclable materials (i.e. one bin for soft plastics, one for glass, etc.), and make sure to label each bin clearly
- Be sure to engage employees and promote their active participation in the recycling effort
“Most businesses are increasing their efforts to go green, aiming to reduce their carbon footprint as well as saving money. According to research conducted by the State of the Environment Report in 2016, 57 percent of all Australian businesses are making use of more eco-conscious practices in day-to-day operations.”