JSIF Recycling Fact Sheet

RECYCLING: Waste that doesn’t go to Waste

What is recycling?
Recycling simply means taking a product or material at the end of its useful life and turning it into a usable raw material to make another product. In other words, it is the reprocessing of materials into new products.

Why recycle?

  • It reuses potentially useful materials
  • It reduces the consumption of raw materials and
  • It reduces energy usage

Why should you recycle?

  • It is the most efficient method to dispose of household/office waste.
  • It reduces the environmental, social, and usually the economic costs of manufacturing.
  • It protects our health and environment because it reduces all of the waste or garbage in our community.
  • It conserves our natural resources because it reduces our need for raw materials.
  • It saves energy and money.

Now, isn’t that enough motivation to start or step up our recycling efforts!

Can we recycle at JSIF?
As a matter of fact we can. It’s our waste and therefore our responsibility!
Our programme will involve the recycling of:

  • PET (plastic) bottles
  • Bond (uncoated) paper
  • Newspaper
  • Glass bottles
  • Telephone directories

What’s my role in all of this?
The success of our programme depends on each of us playing a vital role:
As a first step you can:

  • Minimize the amount of waste generated
  • Sort your waste materials
  • Ensure that you put recyclable materials in the correct bins
  • Take recyclable materials to the designated locations in a timely manner
  • Encourage compliance of your co-workers

For more information:
Ask the ISO implementation team