We all know the importance of implementing measures to create an environmentally-friendly home and school. But have you ever considered greening your office? In this week’s blog, we discuss five easy ways to make your workplace more environmentally friendly.
1) Purchase eco-friendly office products
The first thing you can do in the process to greening your office is to buy environmentally-friendly office products. This includes items such as pens, notepads, 100% recycled paper, refillable ink cartridges and non-toxic highlighters. On average, eco-friendly items cost only 5% more than their conventional version, which is a small price to pay in the price of waste and pollution.
2) Go paperless
Reducing or eliminating paper is a great way to help our planet. Although it may seem like somewhat of an unrealistic goal at first, relying primarily on digital versions is quite easy. If you have to use paper, make sure to opt for 100% recycled paper.
3) Reduce electricity use
Start to be more mindful of when and where you can cutdown on electricity use. This will not only save the planet but also your wallet. Try turning off all computers, printers, photocopiers and other equipment when it is not being used. Also, when leaving a room for more than a few minutes, switch off the lights. You can also use compact fluorescent bulbs instead of incandescent ones.
4) The three R’s
In any effort to help our planet, always remember the three R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle. This is a great mantra to helping our environment in any area of life. For instance, do you need disposable cups at the water cooler?
5) Opt for non-toxic cleaning products
The last way to green your office is to choose non-toxic cleaning products. With so many great and budget-friendly brands available today, there really is no excuse. Non-toxic cleaning products not only benefit your office but also your workers.
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