When most people think of an office or facility being “eco-friendly,” then often think about the reduction of energy usage or using equipment that is designed to be energy-efficient. While this is certainly a good thing, it is not the only way in which a company can do better for the environment. As a business owner or manager, there are a number of changes that you can make that will help your office be eco-friendly beyond simple energy reduction.
Reducing waste by going digital
One of the best ways to help your company be more eco-friendly is to reduce the amount of physical waste that it generates. While some facility processes may not allow for the complete elimination of waste product generation, there are undoubtedly other areas of the office that could benefit from waste reduction practices. One of the most notable ways is to go completely digital when it comes to printing out paper products and spreading notes. Implementing workflows and digital record keeping will reduce or eliminate your paper usage and therefore waste that is an inevitable result of having too much paper around.
Switching the products and equipment that you use
Some paper and physical products are always going to be necessary, such as toilet paper and tissues, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t areas to improve when it comes to these products. Many paper products today are made using recycled materials, so these are the products you want to purchase if being eco-friendly is a priority for you. If it is possible to use new equipment instead of wasteful products, such as hand dryers in restrooms, these are worth considering as well. Finally, any products that you have that can be recycled, such as paper towels if you opt for them, should be recycled, which usually involves acquiring the proper receptacles and processes.
These are but a few ways to help your office become more eco-friendly and all are good practices to get into. If there are any facility upgrades that might be helpful to you in the pursuit of environmentalism, we at MaintenX are here to help. To learn more about how we can help your facility be the best it can be, call us today at (855) 751-0075.