Did you know, that approximately 40% of the waste in the United States is paper and cardboard? And in fact, a majority of this waste comes from waste in the workplace. Implementing a workplace plan to recycle and reduce unnecessary paper use can prevent a large portion of that waste.
Help become less wasteful in your workplace, use the following tips to help guide you in the right direction:
Print less paper, or don’t print at all if you don’t need a hard copy
If you do have to print, make sure to print double sided documents and use economy print settings on printers and copiers
Purchase products with the maximum post-consumer recycled content available
Go digital whenever possible
Purchase refillable ink cartridges
Order office supplies in bulk to reduce packaging
Buy paper produced by a company with a stated commitment to environmental stewardship
Purchase and specify post-consumer recycled content papers
Keep your mailing list updated to avoid duplicates in your company direct mail pieces
Unsubscribe from junk mail sent to the office
Use personal mugs instead of paper cups
Invest in rechargeable batteries
And last, but not least, also consider disposing of paper documents through a shredding service. At Mobile record shredders we recycle 100% of the paper we shred and are a great complimentary service to helping your business improve green practices. Contact us for more information about how we can help you reduce your office place waste.