Why Businesses Should Have a Plan for Recycling Waste Wood
- 04 Aug 2016
Cost Effective SavingsSometimes your industry uses a great deal of wood and wood products. If you don’t consider a recycling plan, it just might be that you are paying to have the excess pieces and scraps carted away. Did you know that there are recycling companies that use that wood to make products at a reduced cost because the materials are recycled? Think of the savings you will accrue over time if you were to shop recycled products.
Conservation Is Huge with ConsumersEspecially with millennials, conservation is a huge concern. Today’s young people want to be assured that there will be a future for them on this planet we call home and unless we do something to conserve resources, that might not be an option. There are only so many trees in the forest and once they have been depleted, where will wood come from? Reforestation isn’t a prime concern of many logging companies around the world so by doing your part, consumers will trust you as an eco-friendly business.
Waste ReductionLandfills around the world are filling up by the day. So many countries are actually shipping their waste to other countries and by recycling wood and wood by-products you can significantly reduce the amount of waste that you create. Waste reduction in the UK should be a big concern for businesses and households alike because, after all, this is not a huge country with a lot of space.
Cost Reduction NowOne of the benefits that recycling can offer now is cost reduction that is hedged against the savings that a future reduction in waste will provide. Like any other market, hedging can offer benefits based on projections going forward.
Give Employees a Morale-Boosting ProjectBelieve it or not, employees revel in projects that have meaning – something useful for the greater good. By putting them in charge of recycling waste wood, you can help them feel good about themselves. Directors around the world have stated that giving their employees a meaningful project to work on boosted productivity, sometimes half again what they had been accomplishing prior to the project.
In the end, any effort you make to recycle waste wood and reduce the amount of waste that needs to be disposed of will serve a worthwhile cause. Your employees will be happier in their jobs, customers will trust you as a conscientious business and you will rest better at night knowing you are doing something to benefit the earth. If nothing else, recycling can help to keep costs low on a global level which will, in turn, pass the savings on to you.