Traditionally, sending to landfill was the main choice for businesses to dispose of their waste. Today however, this is the very last resort, due to government regulations and environmental concerns. Landfill facilities are becoming progressively rare and the focus is now more than ever on recycling.
The UK produces around a staggering 200 million metric tonnes of waste in a year. Around 44% of this total amount is recoverable and 23% of this goes to landfill. There is a European Union target for the UK to recycle 50% of all waste produced by 2020.
With years of experience in the waste management industry, we specialise in waste management products, from plastic bins to colour coded recycling systems helping businesses manage their waste effectively and move towards a greener future.
Categorising your business waste by colour coding is an easy method in which you can clearly see which items can and can’t be recycled, and dispose of them accordingly. By using this method it encourages staff to play their part in the reduction of harmful waste and reduce what is sent to landfill sites.
The colours used for the different types of recycling and waste bins can vary from business to business, however these are the colours commonly used:
Mixed recycling, general or paper waste – we endevour to make waste management simple with our extensive range of colour coded recycling bins. At OfficeTeam, we are passionate about working together with our customers towards a greener, sustainable future whether this is through our product range or environmental initiatives. Every business generates waste, but by working with you we can help manage your waste better and at the same time help the environment by turning it into a resource.