At my office, we recently launched an initiative Yes We Can. It encourages all employees to collect aluminum can tabs which in turn will be donated to local charities so they can receive the proceeds. Yes We Can also educates the employees and emphasizes the importance to the environment to recycle the rest of the can.
Aluminum is one of the few items in the recycling chain that is easily recycled over and over again keeping them out of overgrown landfills. Meanwhile charities benefit from receiving can tabs because they’re smaller and easier to clean allowing them to handle the large volume they receive.
Small cups for tab collection have been placed on each employee’s desk and central collection bins have been placed in high traffic areas around the office serves as a reminder for employees to recycle the tabs.