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Recycling: beyond commingled

20 November 2014 1:58 PM | Anonymous member

As part of our focus on waste, here is a list of harder to recycle items that are being recycled in law firms. The list has been collated from roundtable discussions amongst AusLSA members at various Sustainability Champions Networks.

Food    Ozharvest, SecondBite
Mobile phones   Mobile Muster or Taronga Zoo
Spectacles   Lions Recycle for Sight
Work attire   Dressed for Success and Fitted for work
Printer/Toner cartridges   Close the Loop
Lever Arch Files   Admiral Plastics
Electronic Waste   GiveNow, TechCollect
Batteries   Close the Loop
Light globes   Fluorocycle - signatory program that facilitates fluorescent light recycling
Carpets   InterfaceOntera and Cavalier Bremworth all have recycling schemes for their products

Furniture and fit-outs

Good360   Social Enterprise that helps companies to re-purpose office furniture and equipment by connecting businesses that have goods with charities who need them.
OfficeSpectrum   Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) licensed company that can assist with 'make goods' and refurbishing workstations.
Profile of Design   High end fitouts guaranteed fully recyclable at end of lease and 'make goods' with an emphasis on recycling.
Reverse Garbage   A community organisation that promotes reuse of items
GiveNow   A donation portal that lists charities that accept donations 'other than money' including furniture, electrical, food, et al.

Good searchable database of recycling options for all sorts of items

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