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REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE: TIPS FOR THE WORKPLACE

Before you even think about recycling, what should come to mind first are reducing waste and reusing whatever you can. Below are simple opportunities to reduce usage and waste and/or reuse items, as well as common items that are easily recycled.

Reduce usage and waste:

  • Print only what you need
  • Print on both sides of the paper – this practice helps to reduce paper usage and waste by 50%!
  • Reduce the use of paper by sending information or documents via the email, rather than hard copy files or faxes
  • Make use of electronic posters and banners, instead of paper ones
  • Share newspapers and magazines between units and divisions, rather than providing a set for each individual unit
  • Make use of reusable porcelain or metal mugs for coffee breaks, instead of disposable or Styrofoam ones
  • Bring your lunch in reusable containers rather than paper or plastic bags that must be discarded after a single use

Reuse:

  • Reuse scrap paper for taking notes
  • Reuse cardboard or metal boxes for storage purposes
  • Reuse envelopes for internal office mail
  • Reuse file folders by adding a new label

Recycle:

  • Waste paper, including printed paper, unwanted files and notes, used envelopes
  • Magazines, newspapers and phone books
  • File folders
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Old computers, printers, cell phones and other electronics
  • Printer toner cartridges
  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Plastic, glass or metal cans or bottles
  • Most plastic containers
  • Paper board (food/milk/juice containers)

It is important to recycle as an individual and lead by example. Share your recycle tips with your colleagues, and encourage everyone at your workplace to play a part in recycling. By just adopting a few simple recycling habits, everyone can make a big difference.

Posted by: The Hurley Group on March 15, 2017
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