While many appreciate that going green in the workplace helps the environment, many don’t realise that an environmentally friendly office also leaves more ‘green’ of the other kind in your back pocket.
Energy-efficient lights and equipment, for example, can save up to 80 percent on your electricity bill. Every 1,000 kilowatt-hour of electricity you save stops the creation of one tonne of greenhouse gas. Some of the simplest green initiatives you can adopt include using open windows for ventilation and positioning desks to make the most of natural light. Other simple ways of going green in the office include recycling, reusing and reducing waste:
There are many office items that can be recycled such as paper and cardboard, printer cartridges, mobile phones, computers, electronics and white goods (just contact your local council for more details). Consider recycling Christmas cards and phone books and, if space allows, you could even start a worm farm for kitchen scraps.
To save some coin in the office, make scribble pads by stapling scrap paper and old documents together. You could also try using the other side of documents in your fax machine.
Reduce energy consumption by only using the office dishwasher when it is full and by only filling and boiling the kettle with the necessary quantity of water. Reduce the strain on the environment by switching to reusable cloth bags and aim to reuse any plastic bags as many times as possible.
With paper and printing, Kwik Kopy can also help you save the environment and your money. Allowing the experts at Kwik Kopy to do your photocopying reduces the wastage and paper jams that often occur in-house. They can also offer a data cleansing service. which can mean less wastage on mail campaigns and newsletters. Using environmentally friendly paper stock for your printing needs conserves the resources used to make the paper and avoids the environmental impact of waste disposal to landfills. Kwik Kopy can teach you more about environmentally friendly paper stock for your next print job. Read more about Kwik Kopy’s green initiatives.
For more handy design and printing tips, head to your nearest Kwik Kopy Centre.