Sustainability in the Office: Part One

This is part one of our comprehensive guide to sustainability in your office.

Sustainability is important in any business setting, including in the office.

Materials like paper and cardboard are used on a huge basis in modern commercial businesses, and it’s important that this use is reduced where possible.

Therefore, we at Sydney City Rubbish have compiled the ultimate guide for achieving sustainability in your office.

The steps you take don’t have to be groundbreaking.

As long as you are making good progress in the fight for sustainability, your business will see numerous benefits.

Provide Plenty of Bins

It’s difficult for your staff to recycle when there aren’t enough bins in the office.

This is a problem that is easily avoided, but unfortunately quite common. The result of too few bins is inefficient recycling practices, and a negative impact on the environment.

When too much paper ends up in landfill instead of the appropriate recycling facilities, you’ll be having a poor impact on the environment.

Avoid this problem by providing adequate bins. You can also work with a Sydney rubbish removal company on a waste management plan.

Promote Reuse of Packaging

Plastic and paper packaging are commonplace in the office.

Whilst the best way to negate its impact is to reduce this packaging, you can also find ways to reuse it.

When you’re able to reuse packaging, it won’t be ending up in landfill and your company will therefore be having a better impact on the environment.

Moreover, you’ll be saving on rubbish removal costs.

Phase Out Paper Towel

By phasing out paper towel and allowing only reusable cloth towels, you’ll be doing the environment a great service.

This means far less waste, as well as a lower cost for your business. You can start slow with this, and educate your staff along the way about the value of utilising reusable cloths.

Transition to Digital/Paperless

This is a big one and can take a long time to enact. But even gradual steps towards a paperless workspace can have great benefits for your business.

It’s estimated that even in this digital age, the average office worker uses about 10,000 sheets of paper every year.

By even halving that number, your business will be having a far better impact on the environment. Moreover, you’ll be sure to save on rubbish removal costs.

Partner with a Professional Sydney Rubbish Removal Company

Successful businesses are built on relationships, and a relationship with a professional rubbish removal contractor will be a huge help in creating a more sustainable workplace.

At Sydney City Rubbish, we can help you to plan an effective waste management plan, as well as take care of your waste with our professional rubbish removal service.

To discuss sustainability in your office, get in touch with Sydney City Rubbish here, or Niche Projects, here.