You have started to sort your waste, but it doesn't work
You have recently set up a waste sorting system in your company, but you have noticed it is not working properly.
Don't worry: this is completely normal, changes in habits always take time. It is mainly a question of supporting the right sorting behaviour as much as possible, in a conscious and unconscious way.
The good news is that there are a series of simple tips & tricks to improve the results of your sorting project. Analyse your situation through a self-diagnosis based on the 5 pillars for out-of-home sorting: Commitment - Infrastructure - Involvement - Logistics - Monitoring.
For more information, go to the page "Start your sorting project".
Download the checklist
- Management involvement (CSR, environmental policy, …)
- Announcement of the sorting project
- Strong willingness to sort for recycling
- Appointment of a responsible for the project within the company
- Allocation of a budget
- Analysis of the basic situation (waste) in your organisation
- Regular quality control of the sorting process
- Control of quantities collected by your waste partner
- Feedback to employees & visitors (positive & negative)
- Well-organized sorting islands, clearly visible
- Suitable bins for the type and volumes of waste collected, easily recognisable
- Respect for the colour code
- Use of the right bags (for example, blue for PMD)
- Clear (what goes where) and visible sorting instructions
- Information, motivation and involvement of all employees and visitors, from the start and through different channels.
- Communication in the sorting zones (for staff, but also for visitors)
- Staff training (for example e-learning)
Involvement of the entire chain:
- cleaning staff: training, delivery of bags, maintenance of waste bins
- waste collection: via contract with private partner who provides regular feedback, or via household collection of the municipality