We live in a time when it’s never been more important to take steps to reduce the negative impact we’ve had on the environment.
Easy Tips to Become More Eco-Friendly
We live in a digital world now and really, we should rarely have to print many things off. By adopting a paperless approach as a company you can save the environment and reduce your outgoings! By going paperless you can reduce business costs associated with paper, printers, copiers, fax machines, ink and toner cartridges. It won’t happen overnight and on occasion you may need to print something off – but a reduction is better than nothing.
Allow staff to work from home
If possible, allow members of staff to work from home one day a week. Not having to commute to work can reduce their, and by proxy your carbon footprint! Sometimes making your company more eco-friendly means adopting policies like this. Your staff would probably appreciate it too!
It’s quite shocking that not every business has separate recycling bins for their rubbish. But the amount of rubbish that a single company produces can be huge – too much not to recycle. Whether it’s cans and bottles from lunch or cardboard from packages and equipment – recycle recycle recycle.
Consider ditching your office artificial plants
Many companies like to introduce greenery into their offices. Which is a great idea! There are many benefits to having plants in the workplace. However, many businesses will opt for artificial plants instead of the real thing. We get it, artificial plants look great, there’s no maintenance involved and they’re cheaper than replacing constantly dying plants. But there is another way! A more eco-friendly way.
Having real plants is far better for the environment and there are many low maintenance options to choose from, including succulents & cacti. Even better, real plants produce oxygen, improving the air quality that is essential for you and your employees.