Even in this digital age, the average UK office worker uses around 45 pieces of paper every day, which means in an office of 25 people, 261,000 pieces of paper are used in just one year (that’s a lot of paper). To encourage employees and employers to use less stuff at work we have put together a few hints and tips for using less stuff in the workplace…
Here is how you use less stuff at work…..
Think Before You Print
To use less stuff at work think twice if you really need to print – and if you do need to print, think about printing on both sides. This is an easy way to reduce paper usage by half.
Work As a Team
To use less stuff at work put a new system in place that encourages recycling in the workplace – even something as simple as putting in a few recycling bins or creating a system that allows staff to measure how many print copies they are personally responsible for each month will get everyone working together on reducing their personal footprint.
Switch it Off
To use less stuff at work have a ‘switch it off’ checklist that needs to be completed before the last person leaves at the end of the day. Apparently, £227 million worth of energy is wasted on appliances that are left on standby every year. Not only will this help to save money, it will also reduce your risk of a fire and help the environment too – it’s a triple win!
To use less stuff at work big change comes from small actions – it all adds up! You could do your part with anything – use a tupperware dish instead of tin foil for your packed lunch, think twice about printing, turn off your charger when it’s not needed: If we all did these little actions, it would make a big difference.
If you would like any help on waste management in your workplace, why not give The Organised Cleaning Company a call on 020 7458 4433 and they’d be happy to help!
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