Why Companies Should Recycle and Reuse [Infographic]

Recycling and Reuse Is Everywhere

Recycling and reuse surround us. In fact, look no further than your backyard to see it in action. Trees recycle carbon dioxide to give us the oxygen we breathe and rain is formed when when the air cools, condenses, and falls back to earth.

You make thousands of decisions each day without even realizing it. If you dedicate even a small percentage of those to making small changes, over time, you will make a positive impact.

You recycle at home so isn’t that enough? Why should you bring those initiatives to the workplace? We will explain.

Why Recycle at Work?

Lower Waste Costs

Not only is recycling the right thing to do, it can actually help the bottom line of your business! By recycling and reusing cans, glass, paper and even vinyl banners and billboards, this means you are repurchasing them less often.

This also means less is going into the trash and ending up in the landfill. Most companies pay a fee for waste management so by producing less waste, you’re likely to see this bill go down by having less trash taken away.

Happier Employees

Keeping employees happy is a top priority and with growing concerns about the environmental, giving your employees the opportunity to contribute to a cause like helping the planet builds trust and credibility.

If you aren’t convinced by now, just look at the startling facts below to understand why it’s so important to find alternatives through recycling and reuse.


First Step at Work. Recognize.

The first thing you can do as a company is recognize what items around your office can be recycled or reused.

Take stock to determine where you are being wasteful and what items can have a second life. Paper can be reused when unused, blank sheets are produced by the printer or simply send documents digitally and skip the use of paper all together!

Relan can help with the reuse of your marketing materials. This is an area that most companies aren’t even aware that can be repurposed. Just look at some of the materials that you can repurpose to save money:

  • vinyl banners and billboards
  • mesh construction fencing, banners, wind covers, or finish lines
  • fabric (any type)
  • canvas
  • overprinted or outdated t-shirts
  • team jerseys
  • uniforms (pants, jackets, shirts, socks)
  • sails
  • wetsuits
  • backdrops from events, filming, photo shoots
  • step and repeat banners
  • street pole banners
  • billboards
  • deflated basketballs/footballs/soccer balls

Do you have other materials? Just ask and we will see what creative solutions we can come up with!

Second Step at Work? Act.

We all must agree that the time is NOW to create and participate in solutions for a healthier future (it’s not that far away)! By working together as a community, at home and at work, we can make the necessary changes.

Having cleaner air, water, and soil, all which support a healthier community, are enough to motivate me!

Are you with me?! Good.

Relan Wrap Up

We take each situation case by case to create meaningful products which companies can use for promotional purposes. We understand the importance of bringing people together around urgent topics like reuse and sustainability. Be the brand that is taking charge by doing something positive so people can’t help but stop and take notice! Let’s talk about how to do that.

Get more ideas for your organization about the benefits of using upcycled marketing products!

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Kari Brizius is President of Relan and is a West Point Graduate, certified personal trainer, US Army Veteran, and a wholehearted entrepreneur. Kari’s passion for the environment, the planet, and healthy living fuels her entrepreneurial spirit. Her mission is to provide thought leadership on sustainability initiatives surrounding healthy living, the environment and sustainability messaging.