A change is coming.

The world needs us to reuse and reduce waste more than ever. Even for those who don’t care for the environment, reducing waste is guaranteed to save money, so it’s a no-brainer when it comes to sound financial management. 

So here’s a run-down of 6 eco-friendly ways to reduce waste around the office.

1. Reduce Waste by Reusing Waste

Throwing away paper when you haven’t used it all is throwing away money. Old documents are useful for taking notes. There are two sides to every document, after all!

Another option is reusing cups from the water fountain throughout the day. Leave the cup by your desk and reuse it. Those cups get expensive!

2. Cut Down on Utilities

Don’t forget that leaving computers, appliances, and lights on is also a waste—a waste of electricity!

It’s easy to think that having LED lights in your office means you can leave your lights on, but that isn’t true. Leaving a computer running is a lot more expensive than an LED bulb.

If you have to leave a computer running, such as for a server, make sure you invest in some quality IT technicians who know how to make it more efficient.

3. Use Staff Incentives

It’s easy to reuse and recycle if you are naturally eco-conscious or a business owner. Unfortunately, not everyone shares that mindset.

So set an office competition! One example is an ideas competition, where those who can save the company money and waste win prizes.

4. Go Paperless and Digital

Hopefully, you’ve done this already, but if you haven’t, then it’s time to go digital.

Society has hit a point where we live in a digital world, and it’s easier than ever to stay in touch. Storing documents online can cut down on paper waste, as it’s easier for IT technicians or your team to collaborate remotely. You won’t need papers anymore!

5. Encourage Working From Home

More people are working from home than ever, especially with recent events surrounding COVID-19 restrictions. 

Doing this requires less electricity and resources, and smaller communal spaces for the business to function. You can pass your savings onto customers and staff, or you can invest it in improving business quality.

6. Hire a Janitor

Janitorial services will make it a whole lot easier for you to keep the office tidy and reduce waste.

When we face a work emergency, we focus on getting the job done. Having a janitor to keep the place tidy saves you stress and allows you to spend more time focusing on producing high-quality work.

Plus, professional janitors can do the job quicker and more efficiently than you and your team.

Now’s the Time to Go Eco-Friendly

It’s more critical than ever to contribute to reducing our environmental impact and reduce waste.

And the best way to do that is to save money, time, and effort by implementing some of the suggestions mentioned above. Feel great about looking after your office space and the environment!

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