Now more than ever, people are turning their attention to environmentally friendly alternatives to their favorite products. They’re also changing their lifestyle and daily routines to be more environmentally conscious. This mind set doesn’t just apply to our personal lives, and homes though. Many people are looking towards their work place to make changes to be more environmentally friendly.
Five Ways To Make Your Office More Environmentally Friendly
Use Less Energy – Becoming more energy efficient is not only good for the environment but for your wallet too! Powering down at night, using power strips, and using laptops are just a few of the ways your office can become more efficient. Your electric bill will thank you!
Get A Recycling Bin – Offices are one of the biggest offenders for using too much paper. Even as times are changing and people are using tablets and computers more, there is still a great deal of paper being used. Depending on the size of your office, place a few recycling bins throughout so people can properly dispose of their papers when they’re done with them.
Invest in Silverware and Plates – Does your office have a kitchen or breakroom? If so, consider purchasing silverware, plates and bowls for people to use at lunchtime. You can find cheap sets at Walmart or on Amazon and in the long wrong the initial cost will outweigh the cost of repurchasing plastic.
Use Energy Star Appliances – If your office kitchen has a refrigerator, microwave or dishwasher make the switch to Energy Star appliances. In the past these appliances used to cost more than non-certified appliances, but not anymore! Now that can actually be cheaper, so you have no excuse not to make the switch!
Use Environmentally Friendly Office Products – These products will only cost around 5% more than traditional products, and the pros far outweigh the cons. Start with 100% recycled paper, refillable ink cartridges, and non-toxic highlighters. Then do some research and see what other environmentally friendly products you can find!
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