We all one that one of the best things we can do to help protect the planet is recycle. However, when it comes to recycling, it doesn’t just consist of cans and plastic bottles. It also consists of electronics. As tech advances, people continue to produce more and more electronic waste, or “e-waste”. E-waste consists of electronics such as:
- Cell phones
- Fax machines and more
As a company, you can do your part and ensure that your team properly disposes of electronics. You can search for e-waste recycling locations in your city or donate devices to charities that sell electronics to electronics restorers or recyclers.
Reducing the amount you print is an important step to going green. Consider using Google documents on your computer and share it with everyone in your office or home offices, instead of wasting paper and overprinting documents. Of course, paper is still necessary, so you can also replace paper with recycled paper. It may be a little bit pricier, but the long term financial and environmental benefits greatly outweigh not using recycled paper.
2. Remote Work
One of the best ways to help your business be more sustainable is to switch to a remote work environment. Doing so will:
- Reduce the light and energy use
- Reduce water use
- Remove the commuting factor for employees, thus less use of fossil fuels and energy usage
If you’re not ready to make such a big change, then switching to a partly remote setup can still make a huge difference. Creating a rotating schedule for employees that divides up their time between the office and home will conserve energy by limiting the amount of people on-site, while still allowing employees to be on location as needed. Simple things such as encouraging employees to turn off the lights and other electronic devices when not in use can also make a big difference.
3. Greener Officer Supplies
The use of green products is also a great way to make your company more eco-friendly. By now, everyone knows that plastic is a great pollutant. Opting for other green alternatives is a great route to take. There are many green alternatives, such as molded pulp, that can make all the difference. While some paper and plastic materials are always bound to be around the office in some capacity, there’s always ways you can encourage those around you to decrease the use of these items.
There are many ways to make your business more eco-friendly. Whether it’s a big change or a small one, it is important that you take the first step to making a difference in this world. By simply doing your best to reduce waste, conserve energy consumption, and recycle, your business can easily have a positive impact on the environment! If you decide on incorporating green alternatives into your business, give Pacific Pulp a call at (619) 977-5617 or visit our website here.