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Starting an Office Recycling Program

Posted by Luke on June 1, 2010

80-90% of solid waste can be recycled in the average workplace according to the EPA.  Inc. magazine recently published a how-to-guide for setting up an office recycling program.  It shows that recycling doesn’t have to be overly daunting to setup if broken into a series of small steps.  These steps include the following:

  1. Determine what can be recycled
  2. Identify where and how those items are recycled (see
  3. Encourage staff participation and ensure senior leadership buy-in
  4. Train staff
  5. Arrange for disposal
  6. Retrain staff and measure progress

Here are some additional resources:


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