Safetyshop Encourages Business' To Think Green with Waste Management and Recycling Products
Released on: May 20, 2011, 2:30 am
UK workplace safety specialist Safetyshop has highlighted tips
on how companies can become greener and recycle more waste much like
how homeowners are now familiar with recycling household waste.
Bhavna Mistry, Head of Product Marketing at the business health and safety equipment
specialist has provided businesses and company owners with a series of helpful
suggestions to make their company more environmentally friendly and help combat
climate change as well.
“Recycling is on the agenda of most businesses as we live and work in environments
that need protecting. Saving energy and reducing the speed of climate change can
make a difference to the amount of new materials we need.” said Bhavna.
“Many people now recycle waste at home and would prefer to do the same within their
workplace, businesses can save money, promote their corporate social responsibility
and be seen as doing the right thing by their employees and customers.”
The following tips should help companies set up a company recycling scheme and apply
to many industries and workplaces, from factories to offices...
• Get Management Support – Employees with ideas about introducing recycling bins and other waste management programs should get support from management who
will be able to get on board and approve of the suggestions.
• Look for recyclable material in your company’s waste – Waste such as paper,
cardboard, cans and bottles are a good starting point and are often the largest
volume of waste material in businesses too.
• Find a local recycling company or recycling centre – knowing where to take the
material to or who to come and collect your recyclable waste will be an important
• Decide where to place recycling containers – A good place to place recycling bins
is where the waste is normally kept or generated, this makes it easy for workers to
identify where to dispose of the recyclable waste.
• Educate and incentivise your co-workers – educate workers on what can and cannot
be recycled and the location of the recycle bins. You may want to encourage them to
recycle by offering incentives or rewards for teams or departments that recycle the
• Monitor and report – Management will want to know how much resources are saved as
a result and chart the success of the scheme.
There are other areas which companies could require additional products such as hazardous substance storage and external bins such as recycling old batteries to prevent chemicals leaking as well as
safely disposing of unwanted or old electrical equipment.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations issued by the
government have made it much easier to recycle old electrical equipment safely.
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Safetyshop became a trading division of Stockport-based Brady Corporation Ltd
following an acquisition in 2005. The company was established in 1970 and through
various acquisitions of its own, Safetyshop has gone on to become the leading safety
products manufacturer in the UK, producing a range of 18,000 products at its 34,000
square foot UK facility in Cheshire.
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