Going Green is not only good for business; it is good for your wallet. Save your business money while helping to lessen your carbon footprints by implementing these policies for your office.
7 Eco-Friendly Ways to Save Money and the Environment:
1) Implement a ‘Smart Energy’ Plan: Optimize your energy usage by powering solely the electronic equipment in use and lighting only in occupied spaces. Supply all employees with a ‘Smart’ power strip to cut back on ‘phantom load’, a senseless drain on power when devices are not on.
2) Skip the Paper: When possible, skip paper and implement a paper recycling policy throughout the office. Use PCW (Post-Consumer Waste) Paper Products; these paper and packaging products use 45% less energy to produce and create half the waste than that of the traditional papermaking process.
3) Energy Efficient Lighting: Re-lamp the office using compact-fluorescent (CFL) or LED lights. Yes, these bulbs are more expensive than standard incandescent bulbs, but they use much less energy and last a lot longer. It could possible save you up to $200 per bulb over time.
4) Recycling Policy: Create a recycling area within easy access with clearly labeled bins to recycle cardboard, plastics, glass, CDs, batteries, fluorescent tubes, IT equipment, etc…
5) Install Water Hippos: Water conservation is another great way to go green. Placing water hippos in toilet cisterns will reduce the amount of water used for each flush.
6) Re-usable Coffee Cup: Avoid senseless waste at the coffee station by asking employees to bring in their favorite coffee mug. Cut out the coffee stirrers – billions are thrown out each year immediately after use. Put sugar and cream in first and then pour in the coffee. You should have a perfect mixture!
7) Recycle Batteries and Electronics: Batteries release toxic wastes or metals that leach into ground water and into the air when not properly disposed. Click Here to find a battery and cellphone recycling center near you and avoid dumping them in landfills, at all costs.
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