Offices looking to boost their green credentials may find encouraging staff to recycle items such as paper and empty toner cartridges is a simple way to become more eco-friendly.
According to a recent survey by Nespresso, 45 per cent of people said they would recycle more if the process were made simpler, while a quarter said they would improve their habits if they could place all their reusable materials into the same bin.
Rick Hindley, executive director of the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation suggested that developing a unified approach could see positive results.
"People want things to be simple and straightforward – that applies to anything in life. The easier you make it for people, the more they are prepared to engage and that's absolutely true of recycling," he said.
Mr Hindley also observed the recycling industry must work to demonstrate to individuals the benefits of not sending rubbish to landfill, as 45 per cent of people are said to be completely unaware of what happens to their waste after it has been collected.