Implementing a recycling scheme offers both financial and environmental benefits to your organisation. Workplace recycling can contribute to your company achieving the prestigious ISO 14001 international standard for environmental performance.
Recycling at work is surprisingly easy to set up and maintain.
An amazing 93% of companies who started to recycle at work say it's easy to implement and maintain. *
The smart, eye-catching design of the Nexus 50 range has encouraged staff and students to segregate their waste for recycling.Yvonne McKie, Environment Officer for the University of St Andrews.
To Reduce Costs
To help prevent waste being disposed of at landfill sites the government introduced a Landfill Tax. The tax was designed to encourage alternative means of waste disposal, such as recycling.
Customers purchasing Glasdon recycling bins find that these stylish, durable products help them to exceed even the most ambitious landfill reduction targets. When CapitalOne rolled out a comprehensive recycling scheme to its 3,000 associates in Nottingham, the company aimed for a reduction of 25% of waste sent to landfill. CapitalOne soon found that Glasdon recycling products had successfully reduced waste to landfill by 33% with further targets of 50% reduction looking achievable,(results reported by Rebecca Hedworth of Corporate Real Estate, CapitalOne).
By switching from desk-side litter bins to central recycling points, your organisation will reduce the need for frequent emptying and lower your cleaning costs.
Recycling schemes can save space, too. Glasdon Nexus and Envoy Recycling Banks combine compact footprints with large capacities, leading to less clutter and increased safety in the workplace.
The implementation of the Nexus 100 has helped us increase our dry recycling year-on-year by over 200%. Alongside the efficient and friendly service that we have received from Glasdon, our cleaning team find the units easy and safe to empty.Darren Norris, Facilities Co-ordinator, Herbert Smith LLP London.
We were looking for recycling bins that not only looked professional but also fitted in with our high standards of office furniture. The Nexus 100 from Glasdon not only fits the bill but has also been very successful in helping us meet our recycling targets. The Nexus 100 is very easy to use. Everybody knows how to dispose of various streams of waste, which makes recycling much easier.Andrew Collin, House Manager, Allianz PLC.
To Protect our Environment
Recycling at work reduces the impact of your business on the environment.
The feel good factor of recycling at work is undeniable. Of the 556 businesses who took part in the first phase of the WRAP SME Recycling trial, nearly half identified employee morale as the best reason to undertake a recycling scheme. 82% stated that their people needed no encouragement when it came to recycling their waste! *
Glasdon have provided an efficient and friendly service, coupled with an effective range of products, which has helped Interserve FM to meet its environmental contractual requirements to the Office of National Statistics.Elaine Preston, Facilities Manager, Interserve (Facilities Management) LTD.
* This material has been reproduced from the website www.wrap.org.uk of The Waste and Resources Action Programme