Lately, my workplace insituted a policy on payday to recycle the envelopes on payday. One of our granola crunchers goes around with an office mailer to collect them all. I can’t really see that this glurge actually accomplishes anything.
It’s barely a drop in the ocean of recycling efforts. I used to work in the printing industry. I know what little percentage recycled paper is of post consumer waste, and I’m sure that pay envelopes is at best a microscopic presence. Yet, if I don’t give it up, I get frowns from the PC police. :rolleyes:
It just smacks of the same sort of “feel goodism” that motivates people to collect pull tabs. (Yes, we have jars of them at work too) As Cecil once explained, it all gets dumped in with the rest of the aluminum at the recycling plant. I have this feeling there’s a chute labelled “pay envelopes” that leads directly to the bigass pile of old newspapers, TV guides and junk mail ads.
So does anybody else have this policy at their workplace, and do you think it actually does any good?