Birthdays, holidays, special celebrations: parties can be a staple at the office. They promote workplace camaraderie and help keep morale up.
One of the sad truths about plastic recycling is that only a certain percentage of plastic is suitable for the process, which involves shredding the plastic bottles and containers and then using the material to make new products. The rest of the plastic that many people diligently place in the recycle bins winds up in the landfills.
What if you found out that you could be saving money on your weekly grocery bill while helping to save the environment and world hunger? Sounds too good to be true right? Actually, the solution is simple. All you have to do is produce less food waste.
Recycling in the workplace is becoming an increasingly important endeavour for many businesses, but even when you commit to more sustainable practices, it can be difficult to know how to put them into effect. Furthermore, recycling is about more than just sorting glass from plastic and making sure that recyclables get diverted from the landfill, and it’s also about making a conscious effort to include more environmentally friendly practices throughout your organization.
Have you ever thought about what happened to all those markers you used once they ran dry? All those hi-liters, whiteboard markers, and so on that allowed to you make the points you needed to in meetings and briefings? Most of us don't. We just get all the use we can out of them, then toss them in the trash before we open a new pack.
What Kind of Food System Do We Have Now? A linear economy is one that prioritizes production and profit over all else, ignoring costs accrued in waste, pollution and health impacts. According to a new study by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the linear food economy is responsible for USD 5.
With China's ban on further scrap plastic imports and subsequent restrictions by Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam and Thailand, sellers of plastic suitable for recycling have been scrambling to find other markets for their product. The idea, of course, is to keep as much plastic out of landfills and the oceans as possible.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, several major corporations committed to implementing TerraCycle's new Loop shopping system. Efforts aim to leverage eco-conscious consumers' desires to reduce waste.
Humans respond very well to visual reinforcement. If you want your green initiative to succeed at the office, your best bet is to create visual displays, on which staff members can see direct evidence of their efforts.
Food waste has become an acute problem in the island nation of Singapore. While the country continues to become urbanized, Singapore is literally running out of space for landfills.