With all the hustle and bustle around work, we know that it can sometimes be difficult to remember to recycle paper. However, we’re here to help you with tips and tricks to remember how you can make a difference with the environment and still be just as productive at work!
At AmeriSouth Recycling, recycling is our passion. We believe that recycling should be easy and fun, promoting a positive “do good” outlook. Below, we share our favorite advice to save your company money and make recycling a priority, while also making a positive impact on both the environment and the economy.
Step 1: Reduce the Amount of Paper You Use
Now, you may be thinking, “my business needs to use as much paper as it needs to be productive.” We understand, and we believe that to increase productivity, the use of resources should be implemented. However, we do suggest limiting the amount of paper that is being printed on, not the amount of information that needs to be printed. You can do this simply by printing double sided pages rather than single sided.
When you set the auto settings on your printer to double sided, you’re not only saving the environment from a reduction of energy production, you’re also saving your company’s money, allowing the money to be delegated to other resources.
Step 2: Reuse What Paper You Can
We get it—sometimes, people make mistakes. Occasionally, something is printed out that isn’t needed, multiple copies are accidentally printed, or plans just simply change. For when any of these scenarios happen, and you printed on a single sided sheet, reuse it by using the following tips:
- Need scratch paper? Unwanted printed paper is perfect to write your various notes, sketches, and more. Put it in a designated tray so that whoever wants to dip into the scratch paper stash can do so easily and quickly.
- Donate what you can. If you’ve printed single sided sheets that you don’t need, or even if you’ve printed out maps or architectural designs, you can donate these sheets to local schools, churches, and daycares. Kids love to express their creative side, and what better way to encourage their creativity by giving them paper that they can either draw or color on? We think that this is a great solution if you have non-confidential paper that you’d like to share.
Step 3: Recycle All Your Excess Paper, Unwanted Paper, & Shredded Paper
For all the paper that you don’t need, can’t reuse, or is shredded, we highly suggest that you recycle it at AmeriSouth Recycling. Even though you and your company may be taking the best steps to reduce and reuse, there is bound to be some paper “waste” that you need to recycle.
By recycling, you’re reducing the amount of material that would potentially be in a landfill, making a difference within the environment. Once the paper is recycled, it’s brought back to life as more paper and other products, offering a beneficial factor to our economy.
We suggest putting a sign that is easy to see where people tend to gather to use the paper (i.e., the printer) that says something about remembering to recycle the excess. Friendly reminders to your coworkers can be implemented to. For example, if you see someone about to toss a piece of paper in the trash, nicely remind them about the recycling initiative that the company is trying to take part in.
Recycle Your Office Paper at AmeriSouth Recycling Today!
We welcome and encourage you to recycle your company’s office paper today at our facility in Atlanta, GA. If you have any questions regarding the materials we recycle, how we can help, and more, please do not refrain to ask! We’re happy to help in any way that we can. We’re easily contacted through our online form or by calling us at (404) 209-0002. We look forward to helping you recycle your office paper today!