When you want to boost the productivity in your office or positively reinforce the job an employee has done, what tactic do you take? Quite often, the use of praise is as effective as a raise, bonus or incentive. People LIKE to be told when they are doing a good job. People LIKE to hear when they are making a difference. Your recycling program can adopt these same strategies to help ensure success.
Benefits of a Successful Recycling Program
As you may know, you pay for the garbage which is collected from your office. As you may also know, you get paid for the recycled materials which are collected from your office. By reducing the amount of garbage and increasing the amount of recycled materials, you positively affect your bottom line. By empowering your employees to take part, you are directly benefiting your bottom line.
In addition to financial reasons, a successful recycling program can affect change throughout the world. Due to recycling efforts like yours, people around the world are affecting change like never before. What if we were to allow future generations to thrive in what they have, rather than flounder in what we have left behind? For their benefit, let’s all take ownership in our recycling programs.
You might ask, “Can I afford a have a recycling program in my business”? What you should really be asking yourself is, “Can I afford NOT to”? Recycling is a part of our culture. It is a responsible practice that reflects well on your business. What your business stands for is reflective of your corporate image. By taking ownership of your recycling program you are taking ownership of your corporate image.
Time to “Own Up!”
We all are told how much recycling saves landfill space and reduces energy consumption but how does that relate to YOU and YOUR OFFICE? Only through the participation of offices like yours, can we change the world together. Recycling efforts are not simply for the rest of the world to take ownership of. Recycling efforts are for YOU to take ownership of.
Each ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy and 7000 gallons of water!
How does that make you feel? Are your recycling efforts worth it? You bet! What if you could start telling your employees today how important their efforts are? What if you could remind them of the impact their actions make? Consider a recycling container that uses a sign kit with customizable signs so that you can post recycling facts and remind evryone in your organization just how important their recycling efforts are to the world!
Just think… every time an employee approaches your recycling station, they could be reminded of how their recycling efforts are helping to change the world.
What better way to motivate them to action? What better way to empower them to take ownership of your recycling program?
Want to motivate your team to recycle? Remind them every day of the difference they make. Together you will “own up” and change the world.
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