OH HELL YES!
The recycling program Linda and I started a few months ago is now OFFICIAL COMPANY POLICY! And it has been expanded from just plastic to paper, glass, and aluminum cans, too!
Thank you, Awesome Boss!
Now I have to figure out what my next goal will be. Now that “recycle” is in place, it’s time to “reduce” and “reuse.” I’d like to find a way to reduce the number of plastic bottles we go through, whether that be by getting a Brita or a water cooler, and having everyone use reusable glasses/mugs. Or if reusable glasses are too much to hope for, maybe we could replace the non-recyclable paper cups with a biodegradable alternative. Recyclable paper towels in the bathroom would cut down on waste quite a bit, as well.
And of course, because my boss is trying to run a business, it all needs to be cost-effective. I’m going to make an appointment to chat with our financial guy to figure out how much we’re currently paying, to see what kind of wiggle room I have.
This is going to be fun. It’s nice to have a mission!