How to Improve your Recycling at Work

Over £6 billion can be saved by businesses in the United Kingdom if everyone of them improved their daily recycling habits and was a little more careful on what they purchased.

You don’t have to just recycle at home. Work places will most likely produce more waste than daily family life depending on the size of the company and type of business that you run.

Firstly, you should find a company that will be able to provide you with adequate containers for the type of waste that you produce and be able to collect it for you on a daily basis.

It will be a good idea to make all of you staff aware of the recycling containers, where they are and encourage everybody to take part. You can use email reminders and posters to make everyone more aware.


There are many little things also that people can do by changing some of the daily habits or routines.

For instance:

1. Try using mugs or glasses instead of throw away plastic cups to produce less plastic items

2. Only buy recycled products if possible

3. Recycle you printer ink cartridges or better still have them refilled

4. Try using both sides of the paper to print on

All of these little things added up can really make a difference, if every business in the country applied similar techniques it would be huge.

Quickwasters are always here to help you with your wastes and recycling needs. Please get in touch if you are in the London area and need some assistance or helpful and friendly advice.