Many schools and government offices follow recycling programs to promote materials reuse, recycling and waste reduction – from dual-sided copying to buying remanufactured equipment. Other businesses and organizations are getting on the bandwagon too.
Besides their corporate sustainability measures, retailers such as Target and Kohl’s provide collection barrels for plastic shopping bags – no matter whose brand is on them – to encourage guests to join their efforts in waste reduction. Some stores have stations for electronic items as well.
Parks and zoos will often have separate receptacles for trash and recyclables. When frequenting these establishments, be sure to use the recycling containers available rather than throwing items in the trash.
You can do your part by employing a “reduce, reuse, recycle” mentality in your office. Cutting down the waste stream at work makes environmental and economic sense.