Earth Day is a global event with more than 1 billion people in 192 countries taking part. It’s a big deal to a great cause. Whether it’s to reduce the usage of plastics or to save natural resources, every action counts. Here are a few ways to recycle at any workplace.
Change the way you pack your lunch
So, you’ve already committed to ditching the bad habit of expensive take-out lunches, but now it’s time to up the ante. Make sure when you pack your lunch that it’s in a reusable container. You’ll have much less to throw away by using sustainable Tupperware.
Try printing less
Instead of printing and distributing interoffice newsletters, try going electronic instead. Encourage yourself, and your coworkers, to keep communications via emails or data-based documents. This will save company resources as well as significantly reduce waste within the workplace.
Upcycle or share supplies
Instead of purchasing new office decor or containers, try upcycling. Repurposing used items gives them a longer life and saves them from the trash. If you need a few ideas for inspiration, here are a ton of examples of upcycled desk organizers from Pinterest.
Store a water filter in the fridge
Did you know, over 2,000 plastic bottles are used every second? That creates a lot of unnecessary waste that ends up in our landfills. Having a supply of fresh filtered water will reduce the usage of plastic bottles. As a better alternative, grab a Brita water pitcher and keep it in the company fridge. This will keep everyone hydrated and are ways to recycle at work.
Turn off the closet lights
After your trip to the office supply closet, remember to turn off the lights. Additionally, use this rule for any room that’s not in use. Thus, stay diligent and save energy with the simple flip of a switch.
Reduce waste at work every single day
There are so many ways to reduce waste at work. These practices are easy to do every single day. Even though so many people will celebrate Earth Day 2018 on April 22nd, we can continue to do these things all year long. Benefiting the planet and promoting sustainability help us to look forward to a much brighter future.
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