Reducing waste is a vital consideration as a step to adhere to the go green code. It is all the more important in today’s time owing to the entire brute that earth has faced over these years. There are many who are highly conscious about reducing waste to save our Mother Earth. But at the same time, there are many people who are happy-go-lucky in their approach and do not mind wasting office staples and other essentials. May it be your home or your office, it is essential that we manage waste efficiently as an initiative to reduce office waste.
So here we pen down a few ways that you can implement at your workplace to make it more sustainable and eco-friendly.
Recycling is always an option but going paperless or using less paper is always a better step towards adhering to the ‘go green’ goal. Using software such as Dropbox, Microsoft Office, Google docs, etc., can help in cutting down the amount of paper used in workplaces. So make friends with these online tools and save paper to promote recycling and waste management in your office.
Placing recycling bins in close proximity
Yes, people do join hands in reducing office waste and recycling wherever possible, but not at the cost of their convenience. Just think of a situation when an employee is about to put a sheet of paper in the recycle bin just to find that the bin is placed far away from his/her seat. What is the next thing that you expect to happen? Soon you’ll find the employee crumbling the paper and throwing it in the nearby dustbin. Hence, in order to avoid such a case, consider keeping office recycling bins nearby every employee so that the waste papers do not turn out into the trash.
Use ceramics and silverware
For all those coffee breaks and lunch breaks where the employees assemble together for a hot cup of coffee or a plate of snacks. Do you even realize how much paper we waste in the form of paper plates and paper cups? The count is just beyond imagination. A smart step to cut down on such paper usage is to restrict yourself to silverware and real dishes that can take the place of paper dishes.
Reuse files and folders
Where do all your records go after the completion of a financial year? Inside the box or trunk that lies at one corner of your office, right? And what about the files that hold those papers? They go along with it inside the trunk, which will lie there unattended for years. So why not reuse them to save yourself from buying new files and folders? Consider wrapping the records in newspapers and reuse the folders so that you can cut down on the waste.
Ranging from the simple papers that you use for maintaining your records to the paper dishes, there are numerous ways in which you can cut down on the wastage in your office. Consider trying the above-mentioned options and see how you can work wonders in creating a viable and enduring workstation.