Refining your office's recycling program
First off, you'll need to talk to management about the best way to implement your recycling program or alter the one that is currently in use. They will probably expect you to hire a recycling coordinator, a position that you could share with a group of other interested recyclers. You should then take a good hard look at what is ending up in the trash and methods you can use to convert waste into recyclables.
A small work meeting to explain your findings could be a great way to put sustainability on people's minds. A single-stream recycling program is best, but you should still highlight some of the materials that may continue to end up in the trash. Everything from instant coffee containers, plastic cups, scrap paper, old newspapers and other small bits of waste are items that you should mention to help co-workers think twice before they load up the trash bin.
If you've noticed that your workplace is too wasteful for your tastes, it's time to do something about it! Creating a green office requires the know-how and support of your fellow workers, and that can only be achieved by spreading a message of sustainability and encouraging them to do the right thing.