Tips for greening your office

With climate change and CO2 emissions high on the agenda it really is time to look at your organisation’s carbon footprint and take steps to reduce your environmental impact. Here are five easy to follow tips that will make a big difference to your environmental impact.

Segregate office waste paper, packaging and shrink wrap and have your office supplies distributor collect it for recycling. This alone could halve the amount of waste you send to landfill.

Consider using recycled toner cartridges. The quality of recycled toner cartridges has improved substantially over the years and any reputable distributor should be able to supply recycled toner cartridges which match the quality of your existing toners but are considerably cheaper than their branded counterparts.

Working from home saves around 50 litres of diesel fuel per week. We wholeheartedly support a move to home working at Wiles Greenworld. In fact over 30% of our employees now work from home full time.

Car share schemes or more environmentally friendly methods of travel such as walking or cycling to and from work are a great way to reduce the environmental impact of commuting and get healthy. Why not encourage healthier lifestyles by promoting car-sharing and walking/cycling to work? With obesity on every office workers mind it’s time to get out there and enjoy the sunshine.

One of the biggest offenders in wasted energy is office equipment that is left on while idle. Whether its computer monitors or the photocopier, office workers are always leaving computer equipment on when not in use. Why not reduce the company’s electricity bills and environmental impact by turning off your monitor during lunch time or better still invest in a self-automated timer which will turn off the equipment if you rush to lunch and forget the printer on.

Check back later today for five more tips on reducing your carbon emissions or to buy a copy of our “How to green your business” guide please call our friendly customer service team on 0208 758 7700.

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