Waste King is due to be featured in The Daily Telegraph
Added: 9 July 2012
I hope that you’ll be pleased to know that, next month, Waste King is due to be featured in The Daily Telegraph – in an article examining how a small business tackles corporate social responsibility (CSR).
As you know, Waste King focuses not only on providing a friendly, efficient, cost-effective service but also one which is environmentally friendly. In forming Waste King, in 2007, we were keen to ‘do something to help the environment’ and that has found expression not only in our professional activities but in our CSR activities as well.
In recent months, our CSR efforts have included:
- Sponsoring St Margaretsbury Football Club – in Stansted Abbots – to enable it to buy various resources, to help the local community.
- Rescuing ‘Colin’, a Giant African Land Snail (the snail was being throw away by one of Waste King’s customers) and then loaned the snail to a local junior school so that the pupils can look after and study ‘him’.
- And, in the last two months – thanks to recycling points installed at our premises - donating over five tons of recycled books, DVDs and music CDs to the British Heart Foundation (BHF). We’ve also donated and recycled over a ton of clothes in aid of the Salvation Army – to help fund beds for the homeless, cups of tea for the thirsty and food for the hungry.
As part of our CSR strategy, we want to promote the benefits of recycling not just in environmental terms – helpful though that is – but also by directly benefiting people, through the work of the BHF and the Salvation Army. The collection points at our premises are enabling other people’s waste materials to benefit those in need.
Surprisingly, our policy of linking with charities in this way appears to be unusual for a waste management company. Nonetheless, it’s a strategy that benefits everyone – and the environment. Moreover, it helps us to continue to meet our operating pledge of recycling at least 85 per cent of all the waste that we collect.
We’re fortunate that our professional expertise in the field of waste clearance and recycling can also be used via our CSR activities to help clean up our environment. We do this to ‘give something back’ to the local and wider community as well as to those who’re in need because we want to improve people’s quality of life and help improve the environment in which we all live.
So, if you know of any local people or groups who could do with Waste King’s help regarding environment-related issues, please let us know.
In the meantime, of course, we’re delighted that you continue to support us commercially - and please watch out for us being mentioned in The Daily Telegraph.
With best wishes.
The Waste King Team
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Aug 2nd, 2012
For the small biz/home office peeps, there are a few tginhs that are pretty simple easy starts to being a little more green.- recycling ink cartridges is cool, but how about reusing/refilling the the old ones? Lots of small kiosks and spots will refill them with soy & water based inks. Some printers react better than others, but give it a shot.- you may think it an odd idea, but buy a French Press for your coffee. Not only can you make a smaller batch of java without being wasteful, it also saves on water and electricity.- a good paper shredder is not only good for security, but it can make great packing material for mailing items. Take the shreds, place them in old plastic bags (getting some re-use out of them) and surround your mailed items with them. Not packing peanuts', more like packing potatoes'. - I use the new fluorescent replacement light bulbs in the office and in my make-shift photo lightbox. A small thing but it's something. You can actually get them in warmer tones too so you don't get that awful old-school blue haze'. Things done changed!- it's pretty simple to recycle paper.- design more tginhs that don't require bright white papers. When a warm tone is needed, go with a cool recycled sheet.These are just some ideas I've had. Nothing revolutionary. Just spitballin' some thoughts.
Aug 5th, 2012
These are smaller isseus, more to the personal side, but it does make a difference!- Use cloth hand towels in the bathrooms- Cloth napkins in the kitchen, instead of paper- Hankies! Okay, you don't really want to share those, but in these cold-weather months, they're much easier on the nose.- Ban plastic silverware, and stock the real stuff in your kitchen (I keep my own set in my desk drawer)And, in the spirit of Reusing I've picked up all of the above at resale/thrift stores for not much $green!