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Effective Recycling Practices for Your Organization

Most, if not nearly all, organizations are part of a recycling program. This group effort to keep our planet free of unnecessary waste, is an important collective decision. However, if you are finding that your staff or students still struggle with the concept, we thought we could provide you with some helpful tips!

Recycling Office Supplies

Along with the general recycling of kitchen waste products, ensuring your school, office or restaurant has positive practices surrounding reducing paper consumption, reusing office supplies (such as paper that would normally get tossed), and ensuring your toner cartridges are being returned to your provider …are all important added steps in being an eco friendly organization.

Recycling Organics

Organics are often considered “normal garbage”, but organics should actually be recycled in a compost bin, and not simply tossed in the trash. Items such as: apple cores, eggshells, banana peels, bread crust etc …all these biodegradable products should be composted. Especially if you own a restaurant, ensure that you have composting practices in place is not only good for the environment, but it is something you can post about on your social media sites. People love to support local establishments with “green efforts”.

Reducing & Reusing

If you offer a landscaping service, it is important that yard waste is disposed of properly or even mulched for reusing purposes. Also, it is important that watering systems are efficient, and there isn’t unnecessary water pouring down sidewalks and driveways that should be for the grass or flowerbeds.

Efficiency Increases Profits

Although it might seem like putting proper “Reduce Reuse Recycle” programs in place is a time consuming process, once you have created such a program and educated your staff of the process, it can save your organization both time and money in the long-run – in addition to helping ease our footprint the environment.

At Canadian Top Line, we understand the importance of a clean and efficient workplace, so in out next blog we will cover off effective ways on how to implements a recycling program for your place of business, and help you keep your office, school, or restaurant on the trending side of eco-friendly initiatives!

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