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Top Tips to Be Less Wasteful at Work

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If you are a business owner, it is important to look at how your company can reduce waste and operate in a more environmentally friendly way. We all have a responsibility to be less wasteful and reduce our impact on climate change. 

Read on to learn some top tips on being less wasteful at work…


Every business in the UK is legally obliged to manage their waste responsibly. A really simple way to achieve this is by adding recycling bins around the office. This will help your team to easily recycle their paper and plastic and help with the waste collection at the end of the week.

If you are replacing any electronic items, it is also a good idea to look into how your old models can be recycled. This goes for toner cartridges too. Millions of printer cartridges are thrown away every year instead of being recycled.

How to be less wasteful at work
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Paper use is still a major cause of concern for many businesses. Thoughtful paper use is an easy practice and should always be incorporated into a company’s environmental policy. You can also make some effective printing changes within your workplaces, such as encouraging digital copies instead of print-outs, printing double-sided, using energy-efficient printers and recycled paper. 


It is important to manage your energy waste too. This will not only benefit the environment, but it will also reduce your utility bills! You could look at energy-saving light bulbs, adding timers to your light switches and simply reminding your staff to shut down their computers at the end of the day.


Finally, you should encourage your staff to use reusable water bottles instead of disposable plastic cups. Your company will save money on supplying the cups and landfills will be spared of more plastic.

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