Why is recycling important?

Recycling has a two-fold positive effect. It reduces waste directly, but also reduces the energy needed to produce recyclable materials from scratch. In most markets it is one of the easiest things that can be done to reduce your office’s carbon footprint, reduce costs, and have a positive impact on the environment.

Recycle action items:

  • Participate in local recycling programs. If you are a Liberty tenant, talk to your property manager to find out what programs are available in your area and encourage employees to take advantage of these programs.
  • Set goals for amount of waste to be recycled. A great way to demonstrate to your employees the direct positive impact you are having on the environment is to benchmark the percentage of waste you are recycling.
  • Set up recycling centers throughout the office. Ensure that you provide clearly labeled recycling bins near copiers, shipping and receiving areas, and in employee eating areas.
  • Recycle other items such as ink toner cartridges, batteries, electronics, and Tyvek envelopes.