Breaking the Barriers To Workplace Recycling

Breaking the Barriers To Workplace Recycling

Research Report


Research Report

March 1st, 2015


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Australian workplaces generate over 12.5 million tonnes of waste each year. 44% of this waste is being sent to landfill. Another way to think of this is that every Australian worker generates 1.7 tonnes of waste a year.

There is clearly a need for workplaces to establish recycling systems for their waste. However, despite the best of intentions, workplace recycling programs sometimes struggle to get off the ground or meet their targets.

This resource highlights the five biggest barriers to workplace recycling and strategies for breaking those barriers down:

  1. Insufficient Support from Management

  2. Staff Training

  3. Staff Motivation

  4. Location of the Bins

  5. Recycling Signage

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