Going green in the office: the benefits of recycling


The benefits of recycling in the workplace is so important to reduce the carbon footprint for many workers. 

In 1945, just after WWII, nuclear scientists established the Doomsday Clock, a metaphorical time-keeping exercise to warn against human-made threats. The time moves for events such as cold war and nuclear threats.

Very recently, the doomsday clock was moved ten seconds closer to midnight. Multiple world events contributed to this, one of which being the ongoing climate crisis. For 16 years, the threat of climate change has been a contributing factor whenever the clock moves nearer towards midnight. This should be a wake-up call to the human race changing their habits and carbon footprint.

Why is workplace recycling important, and how can office waste management help?

One great way to reduce your carbon footprint is by introducing a recycling and collection system in your workplace. Having a large group of people be able to organise their waste in an eco-conscious way can be so beneficial for the planet.

Fresh Start Waste can provide you with the convenience of recycling separation solutions, leading to the re-use of more materials.

Click the following link for more easy ways to make your office more eco-friendly.

We are living in an age where an area three times the size of France, made completely of waste, exists in the Pacific Ocean. The environmental damage caused by this has been killing multitudes of animal habitats, such as the Great Barrier Reef.

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Recycling, while just being one piece of the puzzle, is so important for the future.

Microplastics are being found not only in human blood, but in placentas while babies are developing. The recency of these discoveries are too soon to know what the consequences will be, but it won’t be good. Temperatures are rising due to carbon emissions and greenhouse gases. This causes the sea levels to rise, leaving some places uninhabitable. The future looks bleak for the next generation.

We need to try and make a change and put a stop to these things before it’s too late.

Another reason you should introduce recycling into your workplace is for ESG reasons. If you begin the journey to becoming carbon neutral, it sends the message that your company cares about more than just making a profit. It shows that you want to implement systems that make a difference to the environment.

More environmentally-aware people are likely to be interested in your brand and the services and products you offer. By supporting an eco-friendly company, they are also environmentally involved. This works in reverse too, where people will avoid giving business to companies and corporations that have a negative impact on the environment.

Cleaner Workspaces = Happy Workplaces

No one wants to work in a dirty office. So it’s useful to know that the separation involved with recycling programmes can help keep offices stay clean. In offices where there may be a designated bin at every desk, leaving the responsibility in the hands of individuals can lead to lazier workers accidentally creating science experiments in their cubicles. Instead, having dedicated recycling bins around the office that are regularly collected will increase overall cleanliness of the workplace.

Cleaner workplaces also mean there will not be as many people getting ill and needing to take some time off. With the offices bustling with more people, there will be a larger influx of work being completed. This can also improve relationships between workers, as being able to communicate in person as opposed to having to email them and wait.

Recycling in the workplace is beneficial not just to the planet and its ecosystems, but also to the people living here. Fresh Start Waste can help you effectively integrate a recycling and collection service within your business.

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