In April, Keep America Beautiful published findings of a 2014 research study in a report titled “Recycling at Work: Research to Inform Improved Recycling in the Workplace”. Keep America Beautiful commissioned Action Research to conduct the study, which was sponsored by PepsiCo Recycling. The study assessed the effects of different desk-side bin types and placements in over 34 offices in 4 U.S. cities. Key findings include: Increasing convenience improved recycling behavior; Desk-side recycling bins paired with smaller trash bins increased recycling and reduced contamination. The findings of the report have been compiled to create a fact sheet that offices can use to implement recycling programs in the workplace.
RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts is a resource for implementing or improving recycling programs in the workplace. For more information on workplace recycling, contact RecyclingWorks by email or by phone at 1-888-254-5525.