The office is a great place to make some big savings on energy and waste. Whether it be a small home office or a large corporate office there are many things you and your workplace can do to help the environment.
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 paperless office.
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.
When you are shopping for the office and need to buy tissues, paper for the photocopier or a desk then look for the FSC label. When you see this label it means that the timber that was used to produce the item was grown and harvested sustainably.