Reducing, reusing and recycling at the office can make a huge impact on the community in which we work, and live. Consider the following statistics and encourage office staff to make a positive effect in the office by utilizing these six tips to reduce their environmental footprint. Everyone can make a difference. Try these six simple steps to get started:
FACT #1 More than 60 billion K-Cups have gone into landfills since first produced.
TIP #1 TRY REUSABLE COFFEE FILTERS.
FACT #2 Over 25 million Styrofoam cups are thrown away each year in the United States.
TIP #2 TRY A REUSABLE CUP OR MUG IN THE OFFICE.
FACT #3 It is estimated that 65% to 80& of all office waste is generated by paper.
TIP #3 PRINT DOUBLE-SIDE, WHEN POSSIBLE.
FACT #4 1.5 million tons of plastic are used to make plastic bottles every year.
TIP #4 UTILIZE A FAUCET FILTER SYSTEM OR BULK WATER DELIVERY SERVICE.
FACT #5 Recycling just 2 aluminum cans saves the amount of energy it takes to power a PC for a full work day.
TIP #5 FIND A LOCAL SCHOOL OR CHARITY THAT CAN BENEFIT FROM THE COLLECTION OF ALUMINUM CANS.
FACT #6 Six million tons of non-durable plastics, like forks, spoons, knives, and plates are discarded every year.
TIP #6 PACK YOUR LUNCHES IN REUSABLE CONTAINERS AND BAGS, AND BRING REUSABLE CUTLERY AS WELL.
For more recycling tips, check out this recycling video. Your office might also benefit from green cleaning methods for a healthier work environment.
Contact Vanguard Cleaning Systems of the Triad today to see how our franchise owners can help implement your recycling program, just like they have with hundreds of businesses across the Piedmont Triad.