Good for the Planet – Good for Your Business
All of this brings us to our final point. It’s not just good for the environment to recycle, it’s also great for your business! How?
Recycling can save you a ton of money yearly – and not just in the obvious ways. Many companies, like Zebra for example, offer convenient recycling programs where you can trade in your old devices and receive credit toward brand new technology purchases. Besides trade-ins, businesses can also sometimes get cost savings for bringing in items such as batteries, ink cartridges and more. Additionally, there’s an opportunity to even lower the costs you spend on waste. If your company produces items or baked goods for example, there’s a strong chance that your business pays a waste management fee. In many cases, if you create a trackable recycling program where you can prove lower waste results you can potentially negotiate your waste management service for a lower fee. Or you may be eligible to apply for grants that provide incentives to small businesses that run green!
Finally, recycling has the potential to make everyone happier – including you, your customers and employees. Kind of surprising right? But it makes sense when you think about it. While it might not seem like a big deal, increased employee morale can make a huge difference for your business in everything from reduced employee turnover to increased staff loyalty. Similarly, chances are you have plenty of customers right now who care about the environment and would prefer to do business with a company that does too. That means that utilizing and showcasing sustainable practices can boost your brand reputation.
So why wait? Take initiative today on something you and your employees are sure to feel great about.