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Easy Ways To Be More Eco-Friendly In The Office

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Running an eco-friendly office may not be as hard as you think. You don’t have to make huge changes to your company to make a difference. Just a few simple strategies, like the ones listed below, are all you need to start ‘going green’ today…

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Recycling

Every UK business is legally obliged to manage their waste responsibly, so it is crucial that your office has an effective process for this. A really simple way to manage your office waste is by providing recycling bins around the work space. This will not only help your employees to keep the office tidy, but it is also an ideal way to sort and recycle paper and plastic waste.

You should also try to recycling other types of office waste, such as your toner cartridges. Millions of printer cartridges end up in landfills every year, but by recycling your cartridges, you can help to reduce this number and the effect this has on the environment.

Printing

Efficient printing and reducing the amount of paper that you use in the office is another great step towards running a more eco-friendly business. Make some simple changes within your workplace and encourage digital copies instead of print-outs, set your printers to print double-sided and use recycled paper.

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Transport

Encourage walking or cycling to work. This will help to reduce pollution and will also provide many health benefits to your staff. You can also support working from home and promote car sharing. Finally, it is important to hold regular meetings to share the positive results of your eco-friendly efforts. This will help to keep your team motivated and think of more ways they can make a difference.

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