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How to encourage recycling within your company

On Behalf of | May 10, 2022 | Business & Commercial Law

You’ve spent many years building your brand and it’s turned out to be successful. You’re growing and always seeking out the best talent.

Part of your company ethos has always been doing your bit for the environment. This is a key aspect of your branding. You want your workers to share your passions. How can you encourage recycling within your company?

Provide incentives

While drilling the message home through announcements, leaflets and other means will help a lot, nothing quite motivates people like incentives. Have you considered implementing a “recycler of the month” award? The reward doesn’t need to be extravagant, it’s the message of appreciation that counts. A small voucher or meal for two will not hit your bottom line too hard and will boost staff morale and inspire your team to get involved.

Monitor your own habits

Your team looks to you for inspiration as well as for instructions. If you lead by example and practice good recycling habits, your team is much more likely to follow suit. Be sure to make workers aware of how important recycling is, not just to you personally, but to the reputation of the firm.

An appropriate setup

If recycling is your aim, then the workspace should be set up optimally for this. It’s not fair to expect employees to go too far out of their way. Make sure you have all the necessary recycling facilities in place and correctly labeled bins.

There is nothing stopping you from fostering a more green working environment. If you’re unsure about any of your legal rights or obligations in this regard, be sure to reach out to someone with relevant experience in this area.