Recycling Program


Recycling is an essential process in any industry as it ensures that the companies reuse waste materials to make other different and beneficial products. The waste to be recycled is collected from the production process of the company and taken to the recycling center. Recycling programs are therefore implemented by management to ensure that the company follows the required steps in reusing their waste materials (Wibowo & Deng, 2015). With advancement if technology, new methods of recycling have been implemented hence making the process easy and straightforward. All companies need to adopt to a recycling program since it helps in improving the global economy and cleaning up the environment.

Problem Statement

What is the importance of the business company implementing a recycling program into their organization?


  • To find out how a recycling program is developed
  • To determine the benefits of implementing a recycling program in the company
  • To find out the legal requirements of creating a recycling program
  • To determine the costs of acquiring a recycling program


Several previous academic pieces of research exist regarding the use of recycling programs to reuse waste materials. Therefore this research proposal utilizes the earlier content of searching for new ways to approach the problem. To meet the objectives set the research was conducted qualitatively. This is because qualitative research is very good for samples that are small in size where the results do not need to be measured and quantified. It is more used that quantitative because it gives a full description of the matter under study together with in-depth analysis. It also allows for a broad scope of research and gives respondents an opportunity to provide full response that help to solve the subject in different ways. However, it requires the researcher to be more skilled, and since most of the analysis and results of the study depends on the judgment of the researcher, it can lead to inaccuracy.

The research approach used in this proposal was the inductive one. In this approach, the researcher started with an observation which aimed at producing quick conclusions about the topic. The inductive approach ensures that the research takes an active role in the research process and is preferable when the sample being used is small. The disadvantage of this approach is that opinions are drawn based on small sample size and therefore might be incorrect. The data collection method used in this research was interviews and questionnaires. In-depth, interviews were carried out which aimed at identifying the feelings and opinions of different companies regarding recycling. Semi-structured questionnaires were used to give guidelines on how the interviews were to be conducted. Small sample size for this research was chosen due to small budget available for the activities. A total of seven companies were sampled which were heavy producers.

Literature Review

Recycling involves reusing waste materials to convert them into useful products. This process not only happens in the companies but begins at homes. The waste material such as paper has to be collected and put into a dustbin. The materials should not be thrown in dumps or rivers as they become harmful to aquatic lives According to Babaei, et al. (2015), the aim of recycling yards is always to look at the best ways through which new and useful products can be generated from the wastes. The materials in the company are collected and kept is special stores for some times until the recycling programs are ready. The stores are in different categories depending on the type of waste that is collected. There are three stages of recycling (Jafari, et al., 2017). They include collecting, recycling and reusing. Many companies have implemented this process across the world which has been successful in reducing the amount of wastes released into the environment.

Challenges of Adopting Recycling Program

Conservation of the environment through recycling of wastes very important and many non-governmental organizations have helped in increasing its awareness. However, there have been several challenges that have affected the implementation of these recycling programs in organizations. Lack of education about the importance of recycling is the leading challenge (Babaei, et al., 2015). People are aware of materials that destroy the environment but have failed to reuse them. Lack of adequate startup costs can also hinder program implementation. With advancement in technology, the methods of recycling have become expensive hence requires enough resources in order to be installed.

Costs and Public Benefits

With the implementation of this program, the total costs of cleaning the environment will greatly be reduced. The federal government currently uses $100 billion in conservation of the environment. However, after the implementation of this program they will be able to save up to $50 billion. The program will benefit the country in preserving the aquatic life due to reduced dumping of waste products into rivers. With the reduced emissions of greenhouse gases, the public will have a clean and conducive environment for their operations.


In conclusion, recycling is an important program that all companies need to implement to ensure that the environment is conserved. This program will ensure that the natural resources are protected through reuse of wastes. This not only protects the wildlife and the environment but also the people. Many wastes from industries and homes especially plastics always end up in rivers and other water bodies. In industries where timber is an important factor in production process, continuous cutting down of trees may lead to deforestation and hence pollution to the environment. Therefore if all the activities in the program are observed, environmental pollution will be greatly reduced.



Wibowo, S., & Deng, H. (2015). Multi-criteria group decision making for evaluating the performance of e-waste recycling programs under uncertainty. Waste Management40, 127-135.

Babaei, A. A., Alavi, N., Goudarzi, G., Teymouri, P., Ahmadi, K., & Rafiee, M. (2015). Household recycling knowledge, attitudes and practices towards solid waste management. Resources, Conservation and Recycling102, 94-100.

Jafari, A., Heydari, J., & Keramati, A. (2017). Factors affecting incentive dependency of residents to participate in e-waste recycling: a case study on adoption of e-waste reverse supply chain in Iran. Environment, Development and Sustainability19(1), 325-338.