More and more companies are treating recycling as a serious corporate priority. Almost 75% of corporate waste can be recycled and while you may have never thought about this before, the garbage your company generates can cut your company’s profit margin.
Because of the high residual value of the metals used in cable, especially copper, both production waste and discarded cable needs to be recycled. Metals, paper, newspapers, bottles, cans, plastic waste and residue are also high priority recyclable materials in the work place. If your company wants to recycle, a system will need to be designed to collect the recyclable materials either by setting up a waste reduction team from different departments, circulating memos or holding monthly informal meetings. There are even companies who deal exclusively with recycling promotion. Recyclebank, for example, has programs in which people earn points for recycling, and then redeem the points for discounts on a huge array of goods. GreenStudentU focuses on recycling on campuses across the US and if you recycle your products with Global Inheritance, you will see it turn into art. One of the many favorites, Apple, also has their own recycling program for computers, displays, ipods and mobile phones.
Many states, like California, have adopted mandatory commercial recycling procedures that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other industrial and corporate waste. Most states offer ideas, support and direction regarding the options available.
Manufactures are also getting into the act. Everyone from Proctor and Gamble to the chemical companies who make plastics and flame retardants, are focusing on sustainability and product life cycles. The greening of America is now going corporate, getting systemized, and is a trend that will not and cannot be reversed.