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Recycling Office Paper Makes Great Business Sense, Helps Save the Environment - New Business Study
The study was aimed at illustrating the benefits of waste paper recycling for businesses, and shows that businesses can make returns on recycling, while also improving the health of their staff and the environment simultaneously.
There are significant business, health and environmental gains to be realized from the recycling of waste office paper, according to a recent business study by technology blog DigitalOlympus.com. The recycling of waste office paper involves the input of papers such as those used for diverse corporate printing activities including brochure printing (http://www.4over4.com/
Recycling is a business, and forms a very lucrative industry in most parts of the developed and developing world. While individuals may offer up their waste items to recyclers for free, there are certain high-priority and high-value items that recycling companies mandatorily or voluntarily offer a fee for. This attaches a financial value to potentially every recycling act that businesses will be involved in, because they work with mostly high-value materials.
On the health side, the accumulation of used office paper (containing ink residues and other potential pollutants) and other waste office materials in local dumping sites may contribute to pollution of local soil and ground water. The polluted soil may transfer pollutants to plants and then back to the local human population. The same goes for polluted ground water. This is prevented by avoiding waste dumping altogether.
Where waste office paper is incinerated, there is the danger that combustion fumes produced may pollute the surrounding air, reducing its quality and suitability for consumption. Recycling thus offers the best alternative for office waste disposal from health, environmental and business perspectives.
"Recycling of waste office paper makes perfect business sense compared to incineration or dumping - because you typically get paid to recycle. So in effect, businesses earn returns on depreciated assets that are no longer useful. Beyond financial benefits, businesses safeguard the health of their employees and the environment when they recycle," says a study collaborator.
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