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In 2009, do more to recycle, reduce and re-use

by admin on January 1, 2009

We’re living in truly great times. With 2008 past us and 2009 full of possibility, consider your impact on the environment and what you’re doing to reduce, reuse and recycle. Are you doing enough? Are you promoting recycling amongst your peers and co-workers?

Here are a few quick and inexpensive things you can do in 2009 to reduce your waste, reuse materials that would otherwise be discarded and recycle more efficiently:

  • Create Recycling Teams to coordinate activities. Empowering employees with a mission gives them a reason to complete that mission.
  • Dress your Recycling Teams in recycling-themed wearables that give them recognition and identity.
  • Let us create recycling message banners and posters with your Recycling Vision or Message.
  • Have a suggestion contest that lasts 30 days, one every 3 months. Have appropriate inexpensive Awareness for thoughtful ideas. If employees are involved, they’ll be more likely to be active in the process.
  • Use our write-on/wipe-off charts designed to monitor your specific areas.
  • Encourage area groups to chart recycling methods or possibility of non-conformances on specific processes. We can make the charts.
  • Use our recycling information boards to hold posters and plant information inserts.
  • Use appropriate decals and signage by your machinery and recycle bins.
  • Let us design charts explaining how much your recycling efforts will save in time and materials over the course of a week, month or year.
  • Have a contest each month that relates to that months recycling poster. A contest keeps the poster message alive.
  • People talk about the problem and therefore pay more attention to solving it.
  • Have a contest that encourages each work area to improve its recycling conservation efforts. Give recognition for continuous achievement.
  • Use inexpensive awards for playing an active role in using your recycling program.
  • Give rewards and recognition to department managers and the maintenance teams staying on top of reducing recycling non-conformances.
  • Have a “Recycling Day Out”, giving a paid picnic day for your company’s employees. Use our bags and bins on site to encourage the theme.
  • Continue talking to us to work out new themes, new ideas and improve your process.

No matter what you do, just remember that today is the first day of the year and the first opportunity you have to make 2009 a more eco-friendly year!

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