Creating a culture of the three R’s in your office will enact a powerfully noticeable change.
Motivate everyone to get on board by casting a green vision and providing incentives. Express to customers and clients that your company is taking steps in the green direction today. Prune away small, wasteful practices and rethink your large-scale impact on the environment.
Here are helpful hints for getting started with the three R’s in the workplace.
- Reward departments for having low amounts of trash by redirecting waste to recycling bins.
- Recycle old carpet.
- Purchase office equipment made with recycled materials such as the Evolution Executive mat.
- Launch a composting program to keep food scraps out of the garbage bin.
- Recycle toner cartridges and dispose of light bulbs and batteries responsibly.
- Install low-flow or more efficient commodes in your building to reduce water use.
- Encourage direct deposit to eliminate paper checks.
- Email all memos rather than printing them.
- Reduce heating and cooling costs by investing in premium insulation and smart windows.
- Reduce the pesticides used in landscaping or switch to natural pest control methods.
- Eliminate Styrofoam and plastic cutlery by requesting staff use mugs, plates and other items from home.
- Redirect rainwater to containers for use in garden areas.
- Harness the power of the sun by installing solar panels.
- Save money by purchasing gently used office furniture.
- Reuse office supplies such as paper clips and rubber bands.
- Reuse folders by slapping on a new, organic label.
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