Easy ways to lower your office space waste

8th July 2015

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The average office churns out a considerable amount of waste every single day. But there are ways that you can reduce this- can convince your staff and colleagues to do the same. Make is a priority  to get on top of the waste your office produces, and keep your costs down too. Here are five easy ways to lower your office space waste.

Colour code your bins

Thumbnail for Huge congrats to @tombustard, who is currently leading in The Chevin EThis is such a simple yet effective way to ensure that you recycle efficiently in the office. A lot of recyclable materials are disposed of wihave th normal waste every day, and this can have huge impacts in the environment. Colour coded bins means that there can be no mistakes when it comes to office space waste!

Ensure that all staff know what each bin is for; place signs near the bins if you need to make it really clear. And it’s worth letting them all know that each time they recycle their waste, they are helping to reduce landfill by around 50%. That’s a lot of paper if your’re running a large business!

Make it worth it

Unfortunately, the threat to the environment isn’t enough to convince some people about the importance of effective waste management. If this is the case in your office, you might need to make it worthwhile to your staff. Offer incentives for filling those bins up with the right waste. It’s up to you how you do this, but rest assured that once the most competitive member of staff gets involved, the rest will too!

Teamwork and team spiritResearch a better way to stock the supplies

Often the most tricky items to recycle can be the largest, most bulky of office supplies. If you have a paper shredder, you can make paper recycling easier to store until it’s cleared away, but for other items you may need to do some research.

Look into printer companies that re-fill printer cartridges for you. This will save you needing to store up the empties until they’re taken away. Not only does this help to keep your office space clear, but it will save your business a lot of money in the long run too.

Waste management in the office space is never an easy task, but it’s one that you need to get on top of and fast. Make it your goal to create and nurture a team of staff who care enough to recycle their waste and you’re halfway there!

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