The Business Benefits of AB431 Compliance

Back in July of 2012, the “California State Assembly passed bill AB341, which set a state-wide 75% waste recycling goal by the year 2020. It is commonly referred to as “Mandatory Commercial Recycling.” Any businesses generating 4 cubic yards per week of waste and multi-family complexes of 5 units or more are now required to recycle.

This bill is, by far, one of the most powerful collective commitments designed to help save the environment through commercial waste diversion. Yet naturally, many businesses are profit-driven, and have had to incur large costs to begin working towards compliance, making them frustrated with the bill. What most do not know is there are quite a few benefits in making your business AB431 compliant.

Businesses stand to reap economic and social returns, some not easily seen:

  • Increased company savings due to the identification and reduction of waste streams and the development of smart, earth-friendly purchasing choices.
  • Increased profits as a result of reduced waste management and trash disposal costs
  • Thriving businesses will push the growth of tax revenues to fund more public welfare and infrastructure development programs.
  • Creation of new jobs as a result of increased recycling programs and more materials for recycling facilities.
  • Increased availability of recyclable materials that maximize the use of recycled content products and increase the inventory for recycled-content product manufacturers.
  • Generation of new sources of biofuels to help power the earth’s steadily rising energy demands.
  • Creation of healthier, more productive communities and future generations by recovering natural resources and reducing global warming pollution.

Since California is one of the world’s most heavily commercialized regions, there is a long journey ahead for businesses to achieve the goals set forth by AB 341.

Implementing recycling goals to comply by 2020 can be daunting to businesses as recycling may not have been a priority in the past. One way to eliminate the stress of implementing recycling programs is to hire an outside party that specializes in zero waste practices, like Link International Inc. Companies like ours bring our expertise to quickly assess your needs and delve comprehensive solutions towards compliance.

Taking the first step towards focusing on reducing waste can be the hardest part. But with companies like ours, you will begin seeing:

  • Improved Company Image
  • Increased Customer Confidence
  • Reduced Waste Cost
  • Reduced Environmental Footprint
  • Improved Bottom Line through Profitable Landfill Diversion Programs
  • Help Our Next Generation

Contact us today to begin bringing your business closer to reduced costs, improved brand image, and ultimately, a healthier environment for generations to come.