Recycling is not just a matter of public and social policy now – we all know that it’s the right thing to do for the environment, and with more and more pressure from the social, economical, and political circles, it’s inevitable that a business should aim to recycle as much as possible. Unfortunately, not enough businesses realise that recycling can benefit them in many ways, and many enterprises are still unsure of how to go about it in a correct, beneficial way. Rest assured, recycling is actually quite easy, and there are many benefits – including financial – to be gained. Still in doubt? Here are the top five reasons why your business should focus more on recycling today.
See if you can make some money
It’s not just about philanthropy – although that in and of itself should be reason enough. It’s also about seeing if you can save some money, or even better, make some money in the process. There are many companies who would be prepared to actually buy your paper, buy your metals, buy your plastics, and buy your glass. It may not be much, but the costs, savings, and earnings combined add up to a pretty penny.
Keeping a tidy place
Business recycling automatically forces you to be better organised, and this goes a long way. By placing some members of the staff responsible for certain duties, certain supervisions, and certain actions, you create a much tidier atmosphere and office. It rubs off – your whole culture changes.
Get the respect of your staff
Taking initiative – implementing policies and procedures that benefit both the company and the environment – has a great impact on your staff. Morale almost immediately increases, and a happy staff is a productive staff.
Get the respect of the outside
Equally important: spread the word and promote yourself as an eco-responsible business that works in an efficient manner. It’s a plus-point; it’s a sales advantage. It truly is.
You’ll be complying with the laws, rules, and regulations the government has in place. In fact, you may even exceed them – and that’s great news when the inspector comes around.
In the end, it’s not just about reducing your carbon footprint – although that is, of course, why society has jumped aboard. For the small, medium and large businesses, however, it’s about more than the environment. They wouldn’t go on-board if it were a negative thing; they do it because it’s the right thing to do and because they know that after a little investment, they will gain so much more than they ever gave. It’s not just about a philosophy (albeit an important one). It’s also about gaining and growing. About doing the right thing, and about profiting from it.
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