In line with our organizational mission and the Sustainable Development Goals, World Bank HQ has implemented a campus-wide waste disposal system to improve recycling and composting efforts and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. In the common areas on each floor of the buildings, you will find 4 color-coded collection bins with detailed signage indicating what materials are to be placed in each:
Green Recycling– Paper, including water boxes and cardboard
Blue Recycling– Other recyclables, like bottles and cans and plastics
Red Composting– Compostables, including food waste and all WB take-away containers
Black Landfill– Any items that can’t be recycled/composted. If you are unsure, place items here.
We encourage you to help in our sustainability efforts and respect our planet’s resources by doing your part to reduce our overall environmental footprint.