This week Impact Hub HNL will be conducting a waste audit to get better insight into what type and how much rubbish we throw away during our daily operations and events. And we would love your help!
Today we relocated waste bins to the kitchen area with new signage to direct you where to drop off your waste. The primary waste categories you’ll see include:
- Food waste: all food, which includes leftovers, teabags, and coffee grinds
- HI-5 items: all soda, beer, and water cans and bottles with the Hawaii 5-cent refund
- Plastics: Any plastic container that is not HI-5 (cleaning bottles, condiments, etc)
- All glass and metal: Any glass or metal container that is not HI-5 (wine bottles, soup cans, mason jars, etc)
- All Paper: We’ll be sorting paper from waste bins near the printers, and collecting all paper including newspapers, magazines, paperboard, receipts and more.
All bins will be labeled clearly with the type of waste and a list of examples of each so that you can determine what goes where. And we will keep our large HI-5 recycle bin for all the returnables, and keep the large rubbish bin for anything miscellaneous that doesn’t fit into the bins.
This waste audit will help Impact Hub HNL in our commitment to sustainability and our goal of creating less waste, both to be better stewards of our island ecosystem, and also to align ourselves more closely with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Evaluating our waste over the course of this week will give us insight into the small changes we can make to lessen our footprint. Thanks in advance for your help sorting this week!
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