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Template: Asking your facilities management team for recycling bins

Many businesses aren't in control of their recycling systems because their office space is rented. Below is a template for a letter or email you can send to the facilities management team, asking them to provide recycling bins.

Dear Facilities Management Team,

I am writing to you today to request the provision of recycling bins for our business waste. As you know, the UK has a target of recycling 50% of its waste by 2025. Together, we can help to achieve this target by recycling more of our business waste.

Currently, we do not have any recycling bins in our office. This means that all of our waste, including recyclable materials, goes into the same bin. This is not good for the environment, as it means that recyclable materials are not being recycled.

Recycling helps us reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill. Landfill is a major source of methane, a greenhouse gas that is more potent than carbon dioxide. By recycling more, we can help to reduce our impact on the environment.

Getting recycling bins for our business waste is part of our sustainability action plan and would be a vital, positive step for our company. It would help us to reduce our environmental impact and conserve resources. I urge you to consider my request and look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely, [Your name, title, business name]

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