Adaptable emails for the recycling hero at work

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Adaptable email to manager or waste officer

Hi [Manager/Waste officer name],

I/[Names of other interested coworkers] would like to help find cost effective solutions to minimise our waste and recycle more at work. Planet Ark has recently released a toolkit for organisations like ours, alongside their BusinessRecycling.com.au website and hotline, making it quicker and easier for us to find recycling options for our workplace.

The recent study into commercial and industrial waste shows Australian businesses still send 46% of their waste to landfill, equaling 5.7 million tonnes of lost opportunity. Most commercial waste is readily recyclable, so sending it to landfill is not only a waste of resources, it may also be a cost-ineffective option for our organisation.

With your permission, I propose to set aside a maximum of [number] hour(s) a week to:
1. Investigate which waste streams are costing us most and find a recycling or reuse alternative, using the BusinessRecycling.com.au online database
2. Implement new recycling systems using Planet Ark's signage and communication tools
3. Establish a working worm farm for our food waste, and organise signage and education with Planet Ark's short video for workplaces
4. Promote our proactive new recycling systems to customers with Planet Ark's posters and social media resources

Please let me know when you'd be available to discuss further if required.

Thanks,

[Your name]

Adaptable email to staff about new recycling measure

Hi everyone,

I/[Names of other interested coworkers] have been working on a simple way to reduce our waste and recycle more at work.

I/We have arranged a new recycling bin for [material] which is located at / near [location]. Here's the sign for it:
[insert screenshot of the sign and any necessary details underneath]

A recent study into commercial and industrial waste shows Australian businesses still send 46% of their waste to landfill, equaling 5.7 million tonnes of lost opportunity. Recycling our [material] is just one of the steps we're taking to help our organisation be more resource efficient. If you need to recycle a one off large quantity of anything, you can use the BusinessRecycling.com.au website or hotline (1300 763 768).

Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to join me/the recycling team!

Thanks,

[Your name]

Adaptable email to staff about worm farming

Hi everyone,

I/[Names of other interested coworkers] have been working on a simple way to reduce our waste and recycle more at work.

More than half of commercial waste is organic material (e.g. food, paper, and wood), so I/we have arranged a worm farm in the kitchen for our food scraps and paper food wrapping. Here's the sign for it:

Planet Ark's 3 minute video provides a little more info about why we're bringing worms to work!

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to join me/the recycling team.

Thanks,

[Your name]