On June the 5th, they United Nations General Assembly formed the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It was also named as World Environment Day, almost the little brother to April 2nds Earth Day.  41 years later, here we are. Sadly, it seems to be only on days such as these that people begin to question how green they really are, and how nice they are to the big lump of rock that carries us through space.

Know your limits

No, not a sporadic change in topic to highlight the dangers of drink driving – Tackling the environmental damage that you do can simply be a gentle push in the direction of being more green and sustainable – As long as it’s a push in the right direction. Although the problems that World Environment Day highlight would be resolved much quicker if everyone rebuilt their offices out of natural materials, sold their cars for a bicycle made out of wood and simply wore a jumpsuit made out of jungle leafs, that is beyond wishful thinking. Focusing on one thing that you feel you, or your business, can made a difference with will, inevitably, make a difference. Recycling, for example…


Recycling is one of the most common routes for making the world a greener place. Recycling amongst households increased by 17% over the last 5 years, and general waste disposal dropped by 25%. With it’s effective and obvious solution to the environmental problem, it often acts as a flagship starting point for a business going green.

If you’re not already riding the crest of the green wave that is creeping over britain, here are some facts about Recycling:

  • It is often cheaper, as well as being more convenient, to recycle than to overload on commercial waste collections, which often just go straight to landfill.

  • We use 12.5 million tonnes of paper and cardboard every year in the UK.

  • It’s actually an offence to dispose of business waste through domestic collections

  • Over a third of business that recycle have said that it has improved their reputation within the local community, being known for caring about their footprint, thus boosting sales.

  • There is a legal obligation on business to separate out recyclable materials before it is disposed of.

It’s as easy as 1,2,3

Sometimes a little cliche title is all you need. Recycling really is that easy, with Direct365, as we do all the legwork for you whilst you reap the benefits of a more sustainable business, and having something to shout about (especially on days like today). Our simple and discreet bins make recycling a clinch, as well as our mixed recycling service, meaning we will sort your recycling for you. We’re not fussy, either – Metal, dry mixed recyclables…. we’ll take it all, even your waste printers, keyboards and computers!

Making an impact, potentially saving on disposal fees and  building a greener reputation for your business isn’t as hard as you think. You can find out more about our recycling waste collection here.

If you have a spare minute…

Take a few minutes to check out these stunning greenpeace pictures.