Tips to Make Your Workplace More Sustainable

Need to make your facility more sustainable? Here are some tips to help nearly any type of facility lower operating costs while reducing its effects on the environment.

Sustainability Goals

These days, it’s vital to be proactive when it comes to sustainability. That means setting achievable targets. Your objectives should concentrate not only on decreasing energy and fuel consumption, but also on reducing costs and using reusable products and recycled materials.

Get Your Employees Involved

Placing a recycling bin in a conspicuous place in your office is a good way to signal to your staff that you want to make the office greener. If space is a concern, try placing a waste paper recycling box in the printer room and a universal recycling box in the break room. Make sure that your recycling bins are emptied regularly.

Encourage employees to use reusable, washable mugs, glasses, dishes and knives and forks. You’ll also want to mandate that everyone is responsible for washing and storing their own cups, mugs, and silverware.

Think about upgrading to a coffee maker that doesn’t use paper filters. You can also compost coffee grounds.

Greener Office Supplies

Buy reusable office supplies like staple-less staplers and refillable pens. Rechargeable batteries can also save money and keep harmful materials out of landfills.

If you need office furniture, consider buying refurbished. There are many companies that focus on revamping older office furniture and reselling it at a discounted price. Recycle as many used office supplies as possible.

Build a Culture of Sustainability

Encourage your team to recommend their ideas on ways to become more sustainable. You’ll be surprised at what they come up with.

Want to know more about crafting a sustainable workplace? Contact MaintenX today!