1 – GET RID OF YOUR BOTTLED WATER COOLER
By using a mains fed water machine instead. you will cut the number of delivering to your site by 1500%! This equates to a huge saving in CO2 emissions & will help air quality, especially in already congested towns & cities.
2 – TURN OFF THE LIGHTS
Think about what most city centres look like at night… Office blocks all lit up with no one in them. Whilst lights might be needs for security reasons, think about reviewing consumption. Change to motion sensor lighting, or timers. Leaving the light on in key areas only will cut energy consumption.
3 – DITCH THE COFFEE POD
No one is suggesting doing away with your morning cup of coffee, but think about how you consume it.
There has been a trend in recent years for coffee machines powered by pods. pouches & capsules. These throwaway items could take 500 years to decompose & most aren’t even recycled.
4 – GO PAPERLESS
Think before you print! Offices have long been known to be places of huge levels of paper waste. The average worker uses 10,000 sheets a year with 75% of this ending up in the bin. Simply by using cloud-based programmes & systems this helps to reduce office paper consumption significantly.
5 – USE THE ECO MODES FOR TECH
Many electrical/ electronic items in today’s workplaces come with inbuild eco modes – but how many of us use them? Our plumbed in drinks boilers have eco sensors that turn the machine off when the office lights go out. Make sure things like televisions are powered down and not just left on standby.
6 – RECYCLE PACKAGING
With online shopping in daily use for consumers and businesses alike. we are all receiving a lot more goods in a myriad of polybags and boxes. If you are sending goods out at work. cut open your own parcels carefully. Quite often you can reuse that plastic mailing bag. Pad out product boxes in with cardboard – it protects much better than bubble wrap. Or try shredded newspaper