Resolve to Recycle at the Office in 2017
It’s a new year! Take a moment to push the refresh button on your life and start setting some new goals. Maybe your resolution is to hit the gym more? Perhaps you are choosing to learn how to cook in 2017? These goals and so many others are admirable, but why just focus on your personal goals when you can focus on enhancing your business too? We are here to provide you with helpful pointers for living an environmentally friendly life in your everyday office life. Resolve to recycle at work in 2017! Let’s get started…
Keep a K-Cup
The ultimate saving grace of any office? Hands down, coffee. Have no fear. We would never ask you to give up coffee, but we do have some suggestions for making your coffee routine more green! Purchasing an office Keurig with a reusable K-cup is a great way for reducing waste and reusing. Not only will your employees save money from stopping at Starbucks on their way to work every morning, but they will also stay caffeinated to work hard throughout the day!
Shut it down
When 5:00pm rolls around, it seems that the rush to head home often overtakes the mindfulness to save electricity. Encourage your employees to shut down their computers and all technology before scurrying out of the office at the end of the day. If time is of the essence, they can always set a timer for their computer to shut down at a particular time each day. On your way out the door, ensure that all lights are properly shut down. Wasting energy is not only harmful to the environment, but it is also tough on your electricity bills. Save money and save the planet by shutting it down!
Pick a Can
Pick a can, any can (but preferably the recycling option). Okay everyone, it is officially 2017, which means it’s time to invest in placing a recycling can next to your office trashcan. Give your employees the option to recycle reusable products. We often forget the fact that a major portion of our waste can actually be reused, so let’s start practicing the three R’s at our office: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
Wash and Reuse
It’s time to cut back on the plastic silverware and the paper plates, and go back to the old-school way of dining. Start stocking your break room cabinets with washable dishes. This will significantly decrease the amount of trash you waste as a company. We know that washing dishes can take a few extra minutes, but it might be a nice break from work for a few minutes.
Plug it in
We all know that it is not always possible to ride your bike or even walk to your workplace. However, with many drivers switching over to chargeable cars, it would be convenient for your office to install a charging station in the company parking lot. Not only will this help those who already drive an electric vehicle, but it might also encourage your employees to switch over to this greener mode of transportation. And while you’re at it, add a bike rack to your parking lot too for those who can hop on their bicycle for their commute!
This could totally be your business’s year to set and achieve these attainable goals. Positive intentions and dedicated follow-through from your office can ultimately make the world a better place. Let us know on Facebook how you plan to add recycling goals to your everyday office life. Together, let’s resolve to go green in 2017!