How do SMEs in Australia perceive business waste?

Last Modified: Fri Apr 08 2016 08:20:17 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 6.5 million
    tonnes of business waste that ends up going to landfills every year is generated by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across the nation.
  • 76%
    of SMEs view the act of reducing waste generation and increasing recycling as a key component of being a sustainable and ethical business.
  • 40%
    believe that being able to tell customers and clients that they recycle as much as possible helps to win and retain business.
  • 53%
    believe that increasing their recycling activities is the competitive edge that it gives them over other businesses.
  • 76%
    believe that good waste management improves public perception of the company.
  • 51%
    of SMEs state that a benefit of improving their waste and recycling practices is to motivate staff.
  • 78%
    of Australian employees say that having recycling facilities at work does, or would, make them feel like they work for a responsible employer - according to a National Recycling Week research.