Staff Recycles Organic Waste

Staff Recycles Organic Waste

02.07.2014 | María Reynisdóttir

As an Vakinn certified organisation and as part of our sustainability policy, we are constantly taking steps to reduce our environmental footprint. 

Recycling waste has long been a priority at the Hey Iceland office. We already had an extensive recycling system for paper, plastic, cartons, metals, cans and glass when we launched a successful recycling programme for organic waste (leftovers of fruits and vegetables, coffee grounds etc) in 2012.

Last winter we decided to take a step further and let staff bring their own organic waste from home to make better use of our recycling programme. Currently only companies in Reykjavík, not households, can have their organic waste picked up for recycling so this way we can save numerous car rides by staff to the recycling centre. 

The project has been a success and we now recycle on average 85 kg of organic waste from staff households each month! 

Recycling waste at the Icelandic Farm Holidays office

Staff member Kristín Þóra happily places her organic waste from home into the recycling container.

Recycling system at Icelandic Farm Holidays

Our extensive recycling system that all of our staff are trained to use – those who do so incorrectly receive a friendly telling-off from our Director Sævar! 

The Hey Iceland administration office is Gold certified by Vakinn. We are committed to sustainable tourism and are continuously improving our performance in co-operation with our office staff, our members all around Iceland and other partners. Read our sustainability policy here. 

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