We have all heard of the efforts that big companies enforce to eliminate the waste they create. Some businesses look at these efforts as something costly and time consuming. However, corporate recycling can actually be the opposite of those things. Corporate recycling can offer many benefits to your business and we thought we’d highlight some of them for your reference.
Lower Waste Costs
Yes, you are seeing correctly. Recycling can actually bring efficiency to your company’s bottom line. How? It’s quite simple. You see, when you implement a business recycling plan, you reduce the amount of waste you produce. This means that your waste management costs will also be reduced since you will have less “garbage”.
We are so fortunate to be living in Canada. You see, Canada is constantly striving to become a more eco-friendly country and a lot of these efforts are pursued through grants. There are many grants available to businesses that implement recycling programs through both non-profits and government agencies.
You will need to implement an official corporate recycling program and track your output to take advantage of these opportunities. The majority of the grants available require some data on the impact your recycling program has on the environment, so the quicker you get starter, the faster you can apply!
Corporate Social Responsibility
It is safe to say that every business that recycles benefits from a strong reputation amongst their clients and customers. Why? Well, who doesn’t love an environmentally friendly company? It is easy to ensure that your clients are aware of your efforts. All you need to do is include a little blurb on your company’s website about what your business is doing to make the world a better place. Here is a little hint: your corporate recycling program should go here!
Let’s talk about materials and energy conservation. Corporate recycling is a driving force to keep our planet in good shape. For starters, the waste that goes to landfills is much less than prior to recycling. So where does all this waste go? Simple, it goes to making new products which means we are able to preserve raw materials since many of these recycled products will become new products!
We have said this before and we will say it again: employees are proud to work for organizations that do good things. Corporate recycling is one of those things that your employees will talk about over and over to anyone that asks who they work for. Trust us on this one!