The office is a great place to make some big savings on energy and waste. Whether it is a small home office or a large corporate office there are many things you can do in your work place to help the environment.
Saving paper: How much paper is simply thrown away in your office every day? Reuse paper for scrap and recycle. Print on both sides of a page when possible. Companies can save significant sums on printing costs by publishing reports electronically rather than on paper, and customers have instant access to the report. Use e-mail and websites to market your products. Save money on printed publicity material and postage costs. Aim for the
Turn it off: Use a large power strip for your computer, broadband modem, scanner, printer, monitor and speakers. Switch it off when equipment is not in use. This is a practical way to cut 200 kWh per year. Make sure computers are switched off at night.
Recycle office equipment: Donate old computers and office equipment to other organizations and institutions such as schools.
Reuse, Recycle, Reduce: Don’t use a separate piece of paper if you do not need to!, Establish a stationery reuse system or collection point which can be accessed by staff in order to avoid throwing functioning stationery, such as ring binders, away, Make sure that there are enough paper recycling bins throughout the office for all staff to easily recycle their waste paper