Earth-Friendly Goals In The New Year
Make it Happen: Recycle More!
Make it Easy
Making it easy for your family or employees to recycle is key. Consider where the recycling bins are located. Is it easier for someone to quickly throw the recyclable in the trash rather than in the recycling? Do the recyclables need to be sorted or do they go in a single-stream bin?
Don’t just Recycle – Reduce
- Instead of recycling junk mail, unsubscribe to it or consider subscribing to digital publications of similar materials.
- Instead of using plastic bags from the store, bring your own reusable bags.
- Instead of buying bottled water, use a re-usable water bottle.
- Instead of throwing away old furniture, clothes, and household items – donate, repair, or upcycle!
Saying that you are going to recycle more in the New Year is not enough. You need to hold yourself, your family, or team accountable so that everyone is working together and helping each other make positive environmental changes. After a week, month, or quarter (or after each recycling pick-up) evaluate if you recycled more or created less waste, then strive to make progress for the next time around. Letting your friends and family in on your goal helps to make you accountable, too.
With a goal for recycling more and reducing waste, you can make big changes, not just for the environment, but also for your household or workplace. You may find that your family is able to save money because you can downsize your trash can.
Businesses who bale their recyclables and compact their trash also see major declines in their trash hauling bill (like this Nursing Home facility, for instance), as their trash doesn’t require as many pick-ups.
There are so many commodities that are often disposed of waste that can be recycled. Cardboard, plastic, shrink wrap, non-ferrous metals, PET, paper, and aluminum are just a few examples.
Not only does recycling and reducing waste help improve workplace space and safety, it provides additional savings and revenue streams where there once was an expense. It also promotes a positive brand image on your business, as one that is sustainability-minded and environmentally conscious.
Let Harmony Help You Achieve Your Goals In The New Year!
You can also pick up the phone and call us at (507) 886-6666, email us at [email protected], or contact us for any questions you might have about recycling, waste reduction, equipment, or services. We offer free quotes, site reviews, and use our Proven Process to ensure that you are proposed the right waste and recycling solution from our wide range of products and services. We look forward to helping you achieve your earth-friendly goals and do more recycling in the new year!