Thoughts | Emma May - Implementation Director

Desk bins are has-bins


Sustainability and recycling is so important and increasingly a focus for every business and household.

At 1HQ we want to do as much as we can to minimise our impact on the environment and are starting with recycling; our desk waste bins are now ‘has-bins’ as we move to a separated waste system for paper, glass and plastics.


Image credit: Sorry Claude, no more bin-diving!

We have added new hand towel dispensers with recycled hand towels and are using shared linen bags instead of plastic ones for our shopping.

We also recycle our pens, toner cartridges and batteries plus any old computer equipment when we upgrade. Our overarching aim however, is to reduce the need for recycling in the first place by not printing paper we don’t need to as we look to reduce paper waste by 50% by the end of the year.

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We are using flasks instead of plastic bottles, turning off the air-con when we can before icicles have formed around our faces and simply thinking about the waste we create before we create it! 

We know Rome wasn’t built in a day; it was probably at least 5, but we are making a good start and will keep up the good work!

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