Offices produce millions of tons of waste every year such as paper, printer cartridges and computer equipment. Recycling this waste can reduce the demand for new materials, which cuts CO2 emissions from factory production. Below are simple ways your business can save money through reduction, reuse and recycling.

  • Reduce
    • Promote electronic documents to save on paper waste and costs
    • Compost food waste
    • Print double-sided with smaller fonts and wider margins
    • Reduce plastic waste: use tap water instead of disposable water bottles
  • Reuse
    • Provide reusable water bottles or cups for your employees
  • Recycle
    • Provide recycling cans with signs of what can be recycled
    • Consolidate trash cans

If most of Alachua County’s currently unrecycled waste was directed to private sector reuse industries it could generate 300 jobs and produce enough energy for 380 homes.