Every business wants to cut waste. Not only does waste cost your business a lot of money, it also impacts the environment. Many businesses in the Stoke-on-Trent area, especially in the city centre, find it difficult to find time to recycle and don’t have time to go to the local recycling plants. Therefore, it’s important to cut your waste in general, and find ways to send less to landfill.
Here are some simple ways that all businesses can cut their waste and costs.
Despite many advances in technology lots of modern businesses still use reams of paper – printing unnecessary things. When it comes to waste disposal they then have to pay to get rid of this paper, making it a vicious cycle.
There are many ways you can make the transition to paperless, including:
- Getting rid of all printers – perhaps keeping one for emergencies
- Installing apps for e-signatures
- Make sure you have the right software for collaboration and other tasks
- Switch to paperless billing from all your suppliers
Not only does this cut down on waste, it cuts down on office clutter, and means you save money on paper, ink, and printer maintenance. It’s often easier to go paperless in stages, so people can get used to the changes and find alternative ways to do their work.
Provide reusable cups and glasses
Another big source of waste can be using disposable cups. Whether paper or plastic, they can be bad for the environment, and also expensive. By providing each employee with a mug and a water bottle, you can cut down on waste and save money in the long term. These can then be recycled if they get broken or old.
Encourage employees to recycle
No green scheme can work without the co-operation of employees. That’s why it’s important to get them involved and on-board. Make sure there are properly marked bins for recycling, so rubbish and recyclables get sorted, and offer incentives to go green, perhaps even asking for suggestions for how you can get people to waste less around the workplace.
Get rid of waste responsibly
No matter how much you recycle, you’ll have some sort of waste at the end of the day, so make sure your waste is disposed of responsibly. When looking for skip hire, make sure you use a company that will recycle the majority of waste, and get rid of the rest in a responsible manner, ensuring that they meet regulations.
Set realistic targets
No workplace can go from wasteful to green overnight, so it’s important to take small, realistic steps. Set yourself a target to reduce paper use, or to recycle more packaging, and then see whether it can be reached. You can then start looking at different goals, and eventually make your workplace a less wasteful, greener place to work, saving yourself money in the process.
Call Cherry Hill Waste
For commercial skips and waste collection in the Stoke-on-Trent area, simply call Cherry Hill Waste for a free quote on 01782 624209, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.