Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) Releases Love Recycling Part Two Research Report - An Investigation Into The Pandemic's Impact On Commercial Recycling

Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) Releases Love Recycling Part Two Research Report - An Investigation Into The Pandemic's Impact On Commercial Recycling

PR Newswire

GENEVA, Sept. 24, 2020

GENEVA, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- RCP publishes the findings from their second Love Recycling study. The initial study, performed at the start of 2020, gave renewed insight into an important area of commercial life.

Lockdown conditions saw businesses close completely or endure increased operational pressure, creating greater volumes of waste, particularly PPE. The pandemic's effect on commercial recycling and waste management is a less discussed, less measured, but important area of commercial disruption.

Among the report's findings:

While businesses are adapting to new scenarios and practices during their reopening phase, the findings in this report contextualise what they have prioritised and what still needs to be done. 

Paul Jakeway, Head of Marketing Rubbermaid Commercial Products, EMEA said, "Commercial recycling is a long-term project that changes and develops over time. When disruptive events like the pandemic occur, they have the potential to derail progress, or create setbacks."

"Through the Love Recycling Research Project we have worked with 1,000 European business who are, on the whole, still in a phase of adapting to changes that the pandemic has brought. However, with 86% of businesses intending to increase focus in the coming years, we are optimistic that commercial recycling will continue to develop, despite the disruptions."

Through 2020, and into 2021, European businesses are expecting to return to pre-pandemic levels of operation. Businesses have an opportunity to implement and improve recycling processes, develop their sustainability credentials and minimise the commercial impact on the environment.

You can download 'The Changing Face of Commercial Recycling in Europe (part 2)' free from loverecycling.com.

RCP is a leading global provider of recycling and waste management products. Their extensive range of durable and innovative products meet the sustainability needs of businesses of any size, across multiple sectors. Their resource and guidance materials help businesses implement best practices. RCP continues to commit resources to encouraging and supporting businesses with their recycling efforts.

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