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Top 10 tips to introduce a recycling scheme in the workplace

By Vince Wright, UK & Export Manager at Leafield Environmental

Posted by Rebecca Paddick | April 11, 2016 | Sustainability

1. Conduct a recycling audit; what is working, the issues and areas of improvement

2. Research best practice; the benefits of recycling, what recycling units are available, understanding what other universities are doing

3. Set-up a consultative group to generate feedback and share initial findings with staff and students. Aim to catch up on a regular basis

4. Make a plan and set recycling objectives

5. Bin the desktop bins

6. Brief the cleaning team and incentivise them to improve the recycling rates

7. Work closely with your in-house marketing team to launch a fun and factual campaign featuring key messages on posters, flyers, competitions, internal intranets, social media or set-up a launch event

8. Appoint recycling champions to positively communicate the benefits of recycling

9. Use clear bin signage making it easier for people to get involved

10. Continue to gain employee and student feedback throughout the process and promote success and any changes  

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