Why should your business recycle? The answer to this seems obvious to us, but to those who are new to the benefits of recycling, this is a real question that needs clarity. After all, recycling requires an investment and commitment. If your business still does not recycle, its time you look at why its important that all companies, big or small, and in every industry sector, should recycle.
The Benefits of Recycling For Your Business
If your company is not recycling, you are missing out on several benefits. From improving the planet to improving your bottom line, here a some important benefits gained from recycling, no matter what size of business you operate.
Help The Environment – Perhaps the most important, but often the least talked about benefit to recycling is the reduction and reuse of products to preserve and protect our valuable natural resources. Recycling in your business means you are putting less into waste stream and reducing the burden on landfills. It also means that you are reducing the amount of CO2 put into the atmosphere with less frequent waste truck hauling.
Reduce Raw Materials Costs – Recycling companies and redemption centers purchase used or scrap pieces of materials that can be recycled in to reusable items. Whether you have scrap metals, plastics, paper, cardboard, textiles, or any other recyclable “left over” from your operations, it is worth something. The money you gain from recyclers for these valuables will help offset the upfront cost for the material. It will also help to drive down industry costs with more recycled goods available on the market.
Branding/Company Image – What company doesn’t want to consistently promote and improve its image? Let’s face it, it’s cool and socially responsible to be sustainable. Recycling programs help to elevate your standing in your community and can be shared across a variety of communication platforms. Consumers are also willing to pay a premium for products and services they know come from sustainability-minded businesses. Today’s customers often consider environmental impact along with price, longevity, and value before making their purchase decisions.
Employee Attraction/Retention – Studies show that higher quality talent is attracted to businesses that recycle. Recycling programs and practices promote a positive workplace culture. They help to foster a greater sense of community and encourage participation from a wider range of employees. If employee morale is low, they are more likely to seek other jobs. Your employees deserve to feel good about the work they do and the place they work. Creating sustainable practices is one way to help with this.
Recycling Supports American Manufacturing – This one may sound selfish, but its true. Recycling supports U.S. manufacturers of a variety of products, not just recycling balers. It helps to put money back in to your local economy and creates thousands of jobs annually in the United States.
Save Money – Who doesn’t want to save money in their business? Not only do you save on your raw material costs as mentioned above, recycling helps you save on labor. Employees spend less time breaking down boxes and emptying or sorting trash. Companies also save money by not paying haulers to remove their recyclables, only to recycle them for money themselves!
Make Money – A final reason why your business should recycle is the ability to earn additional revenue. You can sell recyclable commodities for profit instead of throwing them away. Not only that, but recycling opens up opportunities for local, state, and federal business grants. There are many government and private organizations who want to help encourage you to reduce your carbon footprint and will pay to help you do it!
Consider Recycling In Your Business Today!
We hope that this blog has helped you better understand why your business should recycle. If you would like to learn more about the types of commodities that are commonly recycled or the equipment used to bale them, we are happy to help!
Harmony manufactures the widest range of innovative recycling balers available on the market. These long lasting recycling machines help businesses of all sizes save on waste, labor, and raw material costs, improve their workplace culture, cleanliness, and safety, and make the earth a more sustainable place for generations to come. We offer free quotes, site reviews, and references of businesses that are enjoying the benefits of recycling with Harmony equipment.
Start recycling in your business by calling us at (507) 886-6666 or Contact Us today!