Recycling Guide

The Blue Action Recycling Guide is a universal guide to best practices for recycling in your business and at home. 

Oceanic Global believes knowledge should be open-source. This Blue Action Guide is a free educational resource and helps outline a Blue Action your business can take in your path towards achieving Blue Verification.

How to Use This Guide

This guide highlights the complexity of the recycling landscape, reveals common misconceptions, and provides direction for effective recycling practices. The guide starts by outlining the business and infrastructure that lay the foundation for recycling and walks you through the journey materials take to be recycled. Both the benefits as well as the myths of recycling are addressed to provide a clear picture for the limitations and context that recycling exists within. Finally, this guide deep dives into each material type to provide further insights on the full life cycle of common materials and the pros and cons of recycling each material. Resources integrated throughout the guide include case studies, callouts, did-you-know features (facts and relevant policy updates), links to research sources and additional resources, and transparency around potential greenwashing.

For businesses that choose to pursue Blue Verification, this guide outlines detailed criteria and associated recommendations your business can take to earn the Recycling Blue Action in your path towards achieving Blue Verification.


This free industry guide was created by Oceanic Global.


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