Ways To Make Your Workplace More Green

  • Sep 17, 2019

Each year, more than 250 million tons of trash is discarded. Of that 254 million tons, just about 34% of the 254 million tons of trash actually gets recycled. There are hundreds of things you can do to make your office space more environmentally friendly. Changing to a more sustainable workspace does not have to be overwhelming. Below are some tips that will assist you in making your office a more sustainable and eco-friendly space.

1. Go Paperless

What does going paperless mean? It simply means printing less and adopting a digital filing system. In this age of technology, most documents can be saved and emailed and there are software systems that allow for digital signatures. In addition there are many other project management and task tools that allow for digital sharing of information. 

2. Encourage Recycling

Place a recycling bin or container in prominent areas in your office. Different bins can be designated for paper vs. cans and bottles.

3. Bring a desk plant

There are many plants that are small and don't require lots of light or continual care. Some great options:

  • Aloe
  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Jade
  • Lucky Bamboo
  • Cactus
  • Fern

4. Encourage employees to use dishes instead of paper or Styrofoam

Provide mugs, plates and utensil sets that can be washed nightly, instead of providing bulk paper plates and other throw away items. 

5. Use Green Cleaning Products

There are tons of products on the market that are considered natural and good for the environment, without the harmful chemicals that harm both your health and our eco-system. Do you have a cleaning crew that comes in to clean your office regularly? Great news! There are now  cleaning companies that are not adopting the importance of being eco-friendly and only use natural, chemical-free cleaning products!  A simple Google search will show you what sustainable cleaning companies are in your area.

 

By using just a few of these eco-friendly tips, your office can have a big impact on our planet. 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Category: Business Advice
  • Tags: eco-friendly, sustainable, recycle, environmentally friendly