This is part two of our comprehensive guide to sustainability in the office.
Every office-based business should be striving for sustainability in the workplace.
These days, its far easier to be truly sustainable in a number of ways. Reducing, repurposing and recycling waste is more common than ever, as is digital storage.
As well as this, commercial rubbish removal in Sydney is greener than ever, thanks to professional rubbish removal contractors like us.
Sometimes, it’s difficult to know where to start when going sustainable. Therefore, we’ve put together our guide on sustainability in the office.
Here are four more ways you can create an eco-friendly workplace.
Create a Sustainability Team
One way to get your staff involved in promoting sustainability is to create a small team of employees. They can encourage other workers, educate and promote sustainability, on a part-time basis.
It’s not a huge job, so won’t take up much of your employees’ time. However, it is a good way to ensure there is a constant presence in the office, encouraging sustainability.
Plenty of paper products are wasted in offices every single day, due to inefficient printers and printing practices.
Therefore, it’s important to keep your technology up to date, as well as educate your staff on the benefits of sustainability when it comes to using paper and printing products.
For example, print everything possible double sided. This will have a great effect on the reduction of paper use in the office.
You’ll end up paying much less for rubbish removal costs and be having a far more positive impact on the environment.
Encourage Lunches in the Office
Takeaway lunches in the office contribute to plenty of waste. Single use containers, food waste and paper waste often end up in the wrong place.
You can avoid this with a few changes in attitude, and education of your staff.
Perhaps you could do a lunch club, promoting people to cook and bring food into the office. This can combat food wastage, as well as reduce the prevalence of single use containers.
Tighten Up on Stationary
No one needs twenty pens on their desk at once.
Stress the importance of using pens and other items right up until they are expired, before grabbing new equipment.
When your workers do this, there will be far less unnecessary plastic waste produced in your workspace, and less need for rubbish removal.