Recycling hazardous waste like fluorescent light bulbs isn’t just for progressive organizations; for many materials it is required by law. But how does an organization prove to their customers and enforcement agencies that they are in compliance? A Certificate of Recycling from a reputable waste handler is the answer. In simple terms, a certificate of recycling documents the amount and type of waste that is recycled by an organization and is proof that your organization is compliant with the standards set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Provided by TerraCycle Regulated Waste, below are three other advantages that make a certificate of recycling an indispensable asset. A division of TerraCycle, an innovative waste management company based in Trenton, NJ, TerraCycle Regulated Waste offers environmentally-sound recycling of universal and regulated waste, including mercury-containing fluorescent bulbs, battery, ballast and electronic waste disposal.
Provides Proof of Compliance with Government Requirements
The EPA recommends that to demonstrate compliance with government regulations, processors and handlers provide a certificate of recycling that includes key information such as materials recycled, amount and date of processing. This documentation ensures that you are prepared in the event of inspections.
Supports Corporate Stewardship
As companies are becoming more environmentally aware, many are adopting a policy of corporate stewardship that addresses the interdependent nature of their relationship with the communities where they live and work. By securing a certificate of recycling you are demonstrating your commitment to the community, preserving the environment, as well as showcasing your corporate values.
Your Sustainable Business Practices Can Help Your Bottom-Line
Good business practices don’t stop with profitability and customer service. The Nielsen Global Corporate Sustainability Report shows that globally, 66% of consumers are willing to spend more on a product if it comes from a sustainable brand, with 58% specifically citing companies that are environmentally friendly. Put another way, a certificate of recycling from a well-respected waste organization not only demonstrates your compliance with the government, but also with your customers.