Our Portland office is now Recycle at Work Certified. The City has a program where it encourages businesses to take steps towards better recycling, and then recognizes businesses with this certification. Here are the steps: Step 1: Identify your champion. That just means there should be an assigned recycling advocate for the office. For our office, that would be me. Step 2: Recycle all paper bottles and cans. This sounds easy, but the tricky part is to have EVERYONE in your office do it. Step 3: Make recycling easy. Having recycling bins right next to garbage cans will motivate everyone to ask "can I recycle this?" before throwing it in the trash. Clear signage is also important. Step 4: Train your team. Education is a big part of abundant and proper recycling. Everyone in the office should know what can and can't be recycled. Step 5: Throw away less. Use less stuff. Use reusable stuff. The program has made it easy for business to follow the right steps, and get help when they need it. You should get certified, too!