Friday, October 3, 2008

Ways To Green Your Office

Lots of companies are looking into more and more ways to go green. Well, here are a few simple ways you can:

1. Buy in bulk- this will not only save money, but you will cut down on trips to the store. An even better way is to order supplies online.

2. Reuse and Recycle Packaging- You can go either figure out ways you can reuse packaging in the office or you can recycle the packaging at places that are in your area.

3. Get the Warranty- This way you can get your electronics repaired instead of having to spend more money to buy new products. And lets face it the warranty is probably less money than buying something brand new.

4. Recycle the Scrap- What does this mean? Well I bet you never new that you can recycle staples, paper clips and pretty much anything else around the office that will is attracted to magnets.

5. Refill Your Ink Cartridges- Instead of buying new ones you can just simply refill your ink cartridges. Which is only about 25% of the cost of buying a brand new cartridge.

6. Monitor Paper Usage- Only make copies when necessary, use a removable stick-on label for your fax cover sheets, and set printers/copiers to print on both sides of paper whenever you can.

7. Set up an Office Recycling Program- This way you can recycle left over paper products from lunch, soda cans, water bottles ext. and earn a little cash for the company as well. Who knows maybe you can use the money for a fun activity for the company as a reward.

These are just some simple ways that everyone in your company can pitch in to save money and help out the environment at the same.

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