At home, going-green has been made relatively easy in recent years. Most regions have regular recycling collections and the popularity in the likes of LED light bulbs has soared in recent years. Most of us now have recycling drummed into our heads wherever we look at home, with regular TV features on the importance as well as a mountain of literature as to how easy it is.
In 2016, the majority of people understand why recycling is so important, but those same people rarely stop and think about how their office could go-green. Why? Because it doesn’t come as easy as it does at home. There’s not the same reminders everywhere you turn and, in most instances, there’s not the same convenience.
The problem is the majority of managers and end-decision makers in a business are busy. That doesn’t mean they don’t care, far from it, but simply that there is always seemingly more pressing issues than finding a supplier of green toner or implementing a recycling station.
But; the music to the ears of many director is that going green can actually save a business money! Yes, that’s right. By doing something for the environment, the rewards aren’t just a great feeling but also financial! Surely that’s a win win situation?
From a simple policy of only printing when absolutely necessary and using scraps of paper for internal notes through to using file sharing sites such as Dropbox and even ensuring the lights are turned off at the end of the day, going green is far easier than many think and is something which every office should be giving a little bit of effort.
If going green at the office sounds great to you but you don’t know where to start, here’s 21 ways: