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8 Steps to a Green 2016

Untitled design (28)There’s no better way to start the New Year than to work toward a greener company. Here are the steps you should take to plan for a green 2016.

Step One:Write a vision or mission statement. Start by answering the following questions:

  • What are different ways everyone sees the business contributing to green initiatives?
  • What does “going green” mean to your business?

Step Two: Research other organizations’ sustainability plans and projects.
Look at what other companies are doing to go green. Find good examples in our blog archive, with companies like Crayola, Pillsbury, and CHS Field who are leading green changes.

Step Three: Identify areas where your organization can have a positive environmental impact. Partner with us and take advantage of our 360 Waste Audit consulting program for a full review of your current set-up and insider tips to find areas for improvement.

Step Four:  Based on your audit review, set some goals you know your team can achieve, like sorting recyclable materials from trash and bringing washable dishes for lunches. We can help set additional goals you know are a stretch but are worth the change in the long run.

Step Five: Determine how you will implement these goals. Marck Recycling can help you get all the bins and logistics set in place to make it easy to recycle, but after that, it’s up to leadership to show employees new ways to contribute to greener habits

Step Six: Determine timelines for each goal. Decide when you want to achieve your goals. Set some time every month or every quarter to review your progress.

Step Seven: Decide what metrics you will use to measure your goals. As part of our services, we can help measure and report the amount your company is recycling based on pick-ups and other factors.

Step Eight: Create a reporting plan. We can work with you to set up reports that compare results from your audit and demonstrate the difference your recycling efforts are making on an ongoing basis. This will keep your company aligned with its vision, mission, and targets throughout the year.

By the end of 2016, it will be easy to see how green your company has grown.

December 4, 2015 | Environment