Put Green to Work at your OfficeThe average employee generates 1 tonne of loose garbage every year. That’s over 100 household garbage cans per person.
Businesses across Newfoundland and Labrador have a major role to play in creating a greener future for our environment since 60% of the province’s waste comes from non-residential waste. By creating a more sustainable office, you can help reduce waste, improve your bottom line and increase employee morale.
We recommend first establishing a Greener Future Team to champion environmental initiatives at your work place. The first step your team should take to ensure a successful waste reduction program is a Waste Audit. Examining your current waste will help you identify how much waste is generated in the workplace and the types of waste materials that could be diverted or reduced. A waste audit will also help you measure the success of any waste management programs that you do implement.
Typical Office Building Waste Composition
Source: Federal Office Building Waste Composition, Public Works and Government Services