Ditching desk bins crushes office waste by 60%

It’s an example which could spell the end of impromptu workplace wastepaper-cum-basketball games forever – or perhaps not. Welsh business BI WORLDWIDE claims to have sent recycling at its office rocketing […]

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By ELN reporter

It’s an example which could spell the end of impromptu workplace wastepaper-cum-basketball games forever – or perhaps not.

Welsh business BI WORLDWIDE claims to have sent recycling at its office rocketing by ditching individual bins at desks in April.

The “performance improvement” agency swapped the desk bins at its UK office in Newport Pagnell with 20 bio-degradable recycling points.

The recycling points in question. Image: BI WORLDWIDE
The recycling points in question. Image: BI WORLDWIDE

It reckons this has crushed the amount of waste it sends to landfill by 60% since taking up the recycling.

Before the move, the company was sending three 1,000 litre containers to landfill every week. Now it sends just one third of this.

Managing Director Mike Davies said his firm wanted to “help the environment by maximising the amount we recycle”.