April is Earth Month! There is no better time to think about how you can be more eco-friendly in the workplace. Being kinder to the planet does not always have to be a grand gesture- it is in the little actions that we can all collectively make a difference. Here are five sustainable swaps you can make in your workspace to reduce waste!
1. Keep it Digital
Trading in masses of printed documents for an all-digital solution will save lots of trees over the years. Turn to a cloud-based file sharing solution, like Google Drive or Sharepoint to store important documents. With collaboration tools and editing features, you’ll never feel the need to print something again! Plus, you will always have what you need on hand, produced at the stroke of a few keywords.
2. Recycle Everything
Almost everything should have a recyclable home! Think of ways to breathe new life into your items, even before they hit the blue bin. Turn paper scraps or old printer notes into D.I.Y post-its, and keep boxes for future mailing needs. There are so many possibilities when it comes to repurposing office waste!
3. B.Y.O.C (Bring Your Own Cup)
While a coffee run each morning is appealing, every time you end up with more waste. Keep a water bottle and mugs on hand at work so that you can stay hydrated and caffeinated while reducing trash. Even better, choose a workspace that provides a clean area for you to store these items. You’ll find yourself forgetting about the drive-thru and looking forward to taking out your favorite mug and brewing a fresh cup.
4. Make Eco-Friendly Purchases
The most eco-friendly thing to do is to not buy new things. Wait until you completely use up a product before purchasing a sustainable swap. Once there is a need, peruse the many accessible options for green office supplies. Recycled printer paper, decomposition notebooks, refillable pens, and compostable mailing products are just a few examples of swaps that are so easy, you will not even notice the difference.
5. Work In a Shared Workspace
Partaking in a shared workspace environment helps reduce waste and create a more sustainable planet. At AdvantEdge Workspaces, resources are shared, which means waste is reduced. Reduced waste comes from sharing printing services, kitchens, coffee and tea machines, and conference rooms. For example, with your own space, you’d have a conference room that would likely sit empty a majority of the time. But with a shared workspace, you’ll share the room with other clients. Shared workspaces also reduce waste when it comes to time and services. With live reception, you’ll receive individualized service without wasting resources on a personal receptionist that you may not need all the time.
With LEED-certified buildings and locations that are accessible to public transportation, there is no better sustainable swap to make than switching to AdvantEdge Workspaces! This Earth Month, come see what we are all about and learn how your business can become more eco-friendly in a shared workspace solution.