To reduce what we collectively send to landfill, here’s what we’d like you to do: Ace recycling at Pure Offices
If you empty your own waste bins, please ensure you separate your waste and use the relevant bins provided in the bin store.
If you have a cleaner, please let them know which bins in your office and outside are for recycling and which are for general waste. We’re happy to explain to the cleaners which bins in the store are for recycling and non-recycling.
Please ensure no black bin bags are being used for recycled waste. The contents of the bag need to be visible or it gets removed and put into general waste.
You may also want to consider removing any bins under your desks. Doing so will encourage the separation of waste and encourage your team to keep moving! Instead, have two larger bins in your office – one for recycling and one for non recycling. If you don’t have a bin for recycling, let your centre manager know and they’ll provide you with one. Let your team know which is which so they can do their bit.
Use the recycling and non-recycling bins around the centre when you’re not in your office.
We’re always here to help. If you have any questions or need any assistance when it comes to recycling, just ask your centre manager or another member of the Pure Offices team.
Recycling waste is just one of our key sustainability priorities. We’ve also committed to installing LED lighting in all our centres by the end of 2021 to provide your office with high quality, lower energy light.
We’re also in the process of installing solar panels in many of our centres so we can power our buildings with 100% renewable energy.
Following recent surveys regarding recycling at our centres and as part of our journey to becoming a net zero business before 2050, we’ve committed to recycling 90% of our waste in our centres by the end of 2022.
We’re currently got a long way to go to achieve our goal. But we’re confident that with your help, and the support of your cleaners and team, we can smash our target in no time!
We recently carried out a waste review of all our centres and identified some areas where we can make quick, impactful improvements. Recycling was highlighted as an area we can significantly improve on.
Ultimately, we want to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill.
Because waste that ends up in landfills is stored instead of being broken down, it releases a lot of methane gas. Methane is 23 times more powerful at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) estimates that waste disposal sites are the third-highest contributor of methane emissions in the UK. Almost a fifth of total methane emissions come from landfills.
As well as keeping methane-releasing waste out of landfill sites, recycling reduces the need to take raw materials from nature, and helps prevent the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world from being displaced from their homes.