9 compelling reasons your business should sign up to Zero Waste Week

9 compelling reasons to sign up to zero waste week


You’re a busy business owner.

Your To Do list is increasing, you’re ‘pending’ pile is growing and you’re constantly distracted by meetings, mobiles and memos.

So why on earth would you add Zero Waste Week to your list of commitments?

The bottom line is…

You’ll stop wasting money on buying and disposing.

By making better use of your resources you’ll increase your profits. And by recycling, rather than landfilling, you’ll reduce disposal costs.

Become a community hero

You want your company to forge positive relationships in the community.

Just imagine what people would say about you if you organised a litter pick, helped dig a school allotment, gathered old paint and tidied up some graffiti or donated to your scrap store.

How would it feel to be the ‘go to’ person for talks in schools, community groups and local radio to inspire them with your Zero Waste story?

Cure insomnia

Want to feel better about yourself and sleep well at night?

Of course you do.

We ALL love the warm fuzzy feeling that comes from doing good.

Imagine what it would look like to go home at the end of the week and know that out there, somewhere, someone or something has benefitted from YOUR actions.

Share the love

Feeling magnanimous?

Why not set up a recycling collection to benefit your favourite local charity? You can collect mobile phones, printer cartridges and even computers.

Just think about the positive PR.

Improve your relationships

Do you know what your staff think of you behind your back?

Chances are you suck.

You’re a slave driver, you don’t understand them and you’re not living in the real world.

Wouldn’t it be better to know they think you’re a top guy or girl doing a wonderful job; someone they can approach, who listens and values them?

By taking part in Zero Waste week you have the opportunity to get to know your staff in a non-threatening way. You can open up the paths of communication and exploration towards a common goal and who knows what skills and creativity you’ll find hiding in Janet and John’s minds…

Get bigger premises – for free!

Are you pushed for space?

By doing some simple zero waste activities you could save valuable space which you could then erm, fill with more stuff.

Install a hot air blower instead of using paper towels in the cloakrooms and you won’t need to store those annoying blue rolls of paper. Set your system for double sided printing and copying and you’ll reduce your storage space need for paper by around 20%.

Get that “Just Do It” attitude!

You know how good it feels when you tackle that procrastination job, right? The anticipation is FAR worse than the actual job. PLUS you get to feel fantastic when you’re through.

If making your business more green has found its way to the bottom of your list and is tugging on your conscience, Zero Waste Week will give you the motivation to do what you know you need to do.

Look good while doing good

It’s a crowded marketplace and you need something that separates you from the competition in the mind of your consumers. According to Forbes more than 88% of consumers think companies should try to achieve their business goals while improving society and the environment.

Why not take that first step into your customer’s hearts by participating in Zero Waste Week?

Show your staff your green side

Over to Forbes again who say “65% of employees would seriously consider leaving their job if their company harmed the environment”. Go one step better than NOT harming the environment. Do something PRO-ACTIVE to support it.

Ready to sign up?

Sign up now and put your business on the ‘Zero Hero’ map!

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Rachelle Strauss

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