3 Tips for separating waste within your company

Sustainable entrepreneurship is more important than ever before. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is becoming increasingly important not only for the government, but also for customers. As a modern organization, sustainable entrepreneurship is absolutely a must, which is why it is important to take a critical look at the waste collection within the company.

Good waste separation and recycling is workable for any company. With the three tips below, we will help you on your way to better waste separation within your company.

  1. Prevent contaminated waste flows

In order to optimally recycle the waste, it is extremely important that waste flows remain clean. For example, pizza boxes should not be disposed of with the waste paper, because they contain greasy food residues. A pizza box can contaminate the rest of the waste stream to such an extent that recycling is no longer possible. That is of course a waste of raw materials. It is therefore extremely important for companies to make employees aware of the different waste flows and which waste belongs to them.

  1. Separate PMD waste

PMD (plastic, metal and beverage packaging) is properly separated in almost all households in the Netherlands, but this is by no means always the case within companies. Still, it is worthwhile for companies to separate PMD waste. This is because the disposal of PMD waste is a lot cheaper than, for example, residual waste. You also stimulate the recycling of these raw materials by separating PMD. As a company, therefore, rent a separate waste container for PMD waste via MilieuServiceNederland.nl , so that employees can also separate this waste stream.

  1. Avoid unnecessary waste with the residual waste

When people doubt in which container the waste should be thrown away, the waste often ends up unnecessarily with the residual waste. Many recyclable raw materials are lost due to unnecessary rubbish in residual waste. In addition, residual waste is also the most expensive waste flow to dispose of. As a company, you prevent unnecessary mess with the residual waste by placing stickers with guidelines on the containers.