According to this short blurb via the Hampton News, Dakota County is urging businesses to recycle through a public campaign which offers businesses a short list of the benefits everyone already knows exist. However, one has to wonder why they believe this sort of public campaign will have much affect at all.
From the blurb:
About 55 percent of the Twin Cities metro region’s waste comes from businesses, and several area organizations are hoping to reduce that number by getting businesses on board with recycling. Dakota County is offering tips to businesses on what, how and where they can recycle. KARE 11 TV and Rethink Recycling are also hosting the Great Green Challenge through April 22 and providing weekly highlights of how businesses can reduce waste.
Six Dakota County businesses have already joined the challenge by taking Rethink Recycling’s pledge to improve their recycling efforts. Other businesses can take the pledge atwww.rethinkrecycling.com and gain immediate recognition for their commitment.
The County’s website on the topic provides five reasons why recycling is great: saving money, providing a positive image to customers, conserve, create jobs, and civic responsibility. However, it doesn’t provide much information at all about costs associated with starting the program, how the county could help, etc; all far more important bullet items to businesses than what they list.
What do you think about this one? In 2013 do you even give a second thought to recycling? Don’t you already assume businesses recycle like everyone else? Are you surprised that the county is doing this campaign, likely funded through some grant from the federal government? Do you think the county’s program is anywhere near where it needs to be to actually be successful? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.