Going Green in the Workplace

Going green in the workplace benefits the environment as well as creates a happy and healthy workplace for employees. There are many benefits to going green and most of them being very cost effective. 

Here’s 10 Ways to Go Green in the Workplace:

 

Go Digital

It’s easier to keep track of everything and with the new technologies nowadays theres all kinds of programs and web applications that help organize documents and files. This also helps eliminate unnecessary paper waste. (www.entrepreneur.com)

Use Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

Environmentally friendly cleaning products help not only your employees but protect the work environment from harmful bacteria and dirt. (www.americanexpress.com)

Recycle

Recycling is simple and easy! Recycling things such as cans, used ink cartridges and paper is a great way to help the environment. (www.americanexpress.com)

Re-Use Packing Materials

Why throw something away when you can easily use it again? Saving and reusing boxes, bubble wrap and other packing materials can help reduce waste. (www.flexjobs.com)

Turn Off Lights When Not in Use

There’s always that extra office, room or closet that constantly has the light on when nobody is in there. Save electricity by turning the lights off when the room isn’t in use. (www.sustainablebusinesstoolkit.com)

Use Recycled Paper

When paper must be used, though it is often more expensive, using recycled paper is cost effective and good for the environment. (www.flexjobs.com)

Optimize Natural Light

If your office has a large window, use it! By doing this, you can reduce the use of lighting and still have a happy work environment. (www.sustainablebusinesstoolkit.com)

Stop Using Plastic Water Bottles

Instead of going through countless plastic water bottles on a daily basis, invest in a water filter and/or water filter pitcher and bring a refillable water bottle. (www.flexjobs.com)

Save Electricity

When not using computers or other electronic devices, turn the power off or put it on sleep mode to conserve energy. (www.americanexpress.com)

Get Real Plants for the Office

Having real plants inside the office improves the quality of the air as well as keeps out harmful contaminants. (www.entrepreneur.com)

 

Sources:

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/191852

http://www.sustainablebusinesstoolkit.com/going-green-tips-for-the-office/

https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/30-ways-to-go-green-at-work-right-now/

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/articles/30-easy-ways-to-go-green-in-the-office-1/

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