« Back to Facilities Management News Home
« Facilities Management
Smart Office Recycling
Second in a Series: Making Recycling Easy and Consistent
Fort Worth, TX – March 21, 2012 - As part of its ongoing effort to encourage facilities to expand their recycling initiatives, CFR, manufacturers of continuous recycling carpet extractors, presents this second installment of office recycling tips.
The tips are designed to help office facilities
develop more effective and comprehensive recycling initiatives. With a
solid recycling program, companies can reduce their carbon footprint
while also saving money.
“Now we want to focus on making recycling easy and
consistent,” says Doug Berjer, product manager for CFR. “Many times,
office recycling programs fall apart simply because staffers find them
difficult to follow or easy to forget.”
Because of this, one of Berjer’s first suggestions
is to place recycling bins at every desk and workstation so that they
are readily available and visible.
[at desks] place the recycling bin just a bit closer to them than the
trash can,” he adds. “You’d be surprised how much this can improve
He also suggests organizing the recycling program
around the specific items to be recycled, especially in those areas that
generate the most trash. For instance, a warehouse area may have a
variety of recyclables: boxes, packaging materials, bottles, cans,
plastics, metals, old equipment, and more.
“Install separate recycling containers for each
recyclable item,” Berjer says. “Make each container easily identifiable
with clear signage indicating what goes where. This can also help
enhance recycling significantly.”
Finally, Berjer suggests that it is important to encourage staffers to recycle with consistent communication.
sure every worker is aware of the [recycling] program in place and its
importance. Establish goals and track the progress. As it improves, let
everyone know how much they have helped accomplish so far. Consistent feedback leads to consistent compliance.”
More From 5/22/2012 on FacilitiesNet