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Top Tips for Keeping Your Office Practices Environmentally Friendly

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With new innovations making daily life a little greener, being environmentally friendly has never been easier. But being eco-friendly should not stop at home, so how you can we adapt our office practices?

  1. Use Recycled Resources

At Discount Office, we provide a wide range of recycled products ready to stock your office. Our innovative Recycled Office A4 Paper is 100% recycled to make your photocopying that extra bit greener.

Our Begreen BPE-GP Ballpoint pens are also composed of 100% recycled plastic, with an advanced oil-based ink for smooth writing.

  1. Turn Off Electronics

In an office with lots of computers, laptops, lights and more, it’s easy to over-do it with the electricity! So, after working hours try to switch off all electronics, giving your devices a break and helping the environment whilst lowering your electricity bills.

  1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Whatever products you use on a regular work day, try to think about whether you really need it or if you can complete the task without it. If you do, consider if there are any ways you can reuse the item or if it can be recycled.

For example, when taking notes for a meeting you can always type them up on a tablet rather than jotting them down on a piece of paper. But if you do choose the paper option, when your notes are no longer needed, create a scrap paper pile for people to use the same piece of paper to jot down their own notes to save them using a clean piece.

Eventually, when no space is left, it can be recycled appropriately!

  1. Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

There are so many options to choose from when it comes to non-toxic cleaning, so switching over ensures a sparkling clean office whilst protecting the Earth and your colleagues!

You could also think about stocking staff kitchens with eco-friendly products such as reusable cleaning cloths rather than paper towels, or use glass cups instead of plastic at the water fountain.

Finally, consider the wide range of Fairtrade and organic food and beverages available as an environmentally friendly alternative to your everyday products.

  1. Commuting

Encourage your employees to reduce their carbon footprint by introducing them to alternative methods of transport, such as carpooling, cycling or public transport.

There are lots of schemes your company could get involved with to help promote this, such as the Cycle to Work Scheme.

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To stock your office with eco-friendly suppliers to keep your operations green, browse our recycled range today.

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