It's the new year, and time to get your workplace in shape! Set some waste-trimming goals for 2017:
1. Cut down on paper towel use
Many workplace trash cans are filled with paper towels, especially in the restroom and break room. Paper towels can’t be recycled or composted, and even if they could, using less would still be best for the environment and for cost savings.
2. Drop those disposables
Disposable coffee cups, take-out boxes and plastic cutlery are like junk food — they’re quick and easy, but not great for you (or the environment).
Thankfully, there are a lot of things you can do to avoid disposable items. Use re-usable water bottles and coffee mugs, and take as little to-go packaging as possible when eating out.
At work, you can do even more:
- Help your office ditch disposables, like these offices have.
- Help your restaurant reduce disposables, like Laughing Planet has.
3. Lose the water weight
Does your workplace provide bottled water or use a water delivery service? Switch to tap water and you’ll be doing the environment, and your bottom line, a favor.
Don’t like the taste of your tap water? Installing a filter on your tap is a good alternative to having water trucked in.
We’re here to help your workplace keep its New Year’s resolutions!
Contact us to make a plan, troubleshoot challenges or share your success.