Recycling to enhance your corporate social responsibility
When it comes to corporate social responsibility it can be hard to know exactly where to start. A few CSR undertakings like improving the plight of offshore workers might be a challenge there are still other items on your checklist that can be as simple as separating the scrap materials and recycling. No matter where you are within the organisation you can start with the more local winds that you have the power to achieve and then look into expanding your network to the other parts of the organisation which will broaden the impact. Establish and conquer, that’s the mantra here.
Steps that companies can take:
Design the packaging with recycling in mind
The design of the packaging with having recycling in mind is an important place to start. Sometimes the ones that are responsible for recycling have to do the best that they can with what they have but there can always be a proactive approach which can push the notion up further to the upstream product and packaging design team. The presence of recycled items is good to aid at increasing the demand for recycled materials and help to promote recycling. Plastic bottles must be recycled primarily as they are the most in use and widely preferred. Hence the packaging on the bottle should be such that it encourages consumers to recycle the bottle soon after use instead of tossing it amongst general waste.
The design of products that do likewise
The discussion for packaging stands true for the product design as well. Looking primarily at the attributes like dismantling and disassembling, increased opportunities to reuse, improved material identification and the ease of recycling.
Buy from sustainable suppliers
You need to buy from sustainable suppliers as they are more likely to embrace practices like different design that are for recycling and would even encourage the practice of returning and earning soon after use for further recycling.
Optimise and centralise waste management
Through the more holistic approaches, different organisations can leverage the resources in order to expand recycling programs, find recycling partner and drive a design that is good for recycling.
Support friendly disposal practices
Disposal practices should be able to meet or exceed the legal requirements with the goal of reducing and limiting the need via proactive products and different packaging designs along with working with sustainable suppliers.
Recycle materials and reuse
Recycling and reusing are often the best places to start. You can take the steps to recycle different materials and then look for the chance to replace disposable or recyclable items with more reusable ones. You need to look for the partners that will help with these challenges in order to recycle more exotic materials along with finding ways to introduce reusable packaging and upstream product designs.
Having a business means that you have corporate social responsibilities that you should follow to ensure you are operating ethically and legally. One important part of this is just what environmental efforts a business is making to reduce the size of its carbon footprint and the waste that they are producing. Being responsible in the manner of disposing of your waste means you can guarantee your business is sticking to its CSR in order to lower the legal issues and consumers feeling distrust towards the business.
Recycling was once considered synonymous with sustainability however now we recognize other more important matters like reducing the carbon footprint, supporting the circular economy and ensuring social responsibility. Recycling still remains an essential part of the CSR journey and can help you to gain traction getting towards different aspirations.