What happens in your business when you get a new computer or scanner? Estimates say around 50million tonnes of e-waste will be produced in 2018 alone, with the 2 biggest culprits being China and the USA.
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According to WRAP, 25% of the waste produced in England is produced by businesses, you may recycle everything at home but do you do the same whilst at work? One of the first things to do if you do not already have one is to find a contractor to collect your recycling who are registered with the Environment Agency.
Effective recycling solutions are now on the agendas of more and more businesses across the UK. From deciding which materials you will recycle through to ensuring employees are fully up-to-speed with the changes and are committed to supporting a business recycling scheme, it can be a tricky process to get up and running.
Whilst many businesses in the UK are now running fully operational and cost-effective recycling systems, there are still plenty who wince at the very sound of the word, 'recycling' and aren't open to the real benefits of business recycling at this present moment in time.
If you own a business you’ll know the various challenges it can bring. Some of these depend on the type of business you have whereas others – such as finding customers for example – are shared by all businesses.
When it comes to recycling at home, we all adhere to the rules and suggestions laid down by our local councils. This makes good sense and it makes life easier for us too. They provide the required bins, bags and crates (depending on the area and how they approach recycling) and we use the items provided to divide our rubbish and recycle as much as we can. Simple.
Virgins ethos is that we should protect our natural resources and work with nature, everyone knows the airlines and trainlines, but do you know they do an incredible amount of work outside of these companies to help with sustaining our environment, such as being part of a programme to help make 10 islands run on 100% renewable energy.