Your boss says get us some wins that support our CSR initiatives regarding the environment!

September 7th, 2012

Here are some areas where you could potentially reduce your company's environmental footprint?

Today’s post is from Ryan Melowic Director of Customer Services at SafeSourcing.

According to Wikipedia  Recycling is processing used materials (waste) into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for “conventional” waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production.  Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” waste hierarchy.

When creating a recycling program for your company here are twenty items  to get you started that you might want to consider for addition to your program.
 
1. Glass containers
2. Plastic containers
3. White paper
4. News paper
5. Magazines
6. Paperboard
7. Cardboard
8. Plastic wrap
9. Pallets
10. Wood scraps
11. Food
     a. Returned
     b. Expired
     c. Damaged
     d. Bad
12. Meat scraps
13. Metal
14. Aluminum
15. Scrap steel
16. Batteries (lead)
17. Tires
18. Truck  
19. Roofing (TPO EPDM)
20. Insulation
21. Polyisocyanurate
22. Poly styrene
23. Asphalt
24. Concrete
25. Freezer Suit

If you are looking for help in gathering and or implementing a Recycling program as part of your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, please contact a SafeSourcing customer services representative to see how we can help.

We look forward to and appreciate your comments.

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