Many like the idea of going green, but are concerned with initial investments, or hesitant to change a successful process. Change is hard, but the goal is to help you understand how this change will pay off for you in the end.
You're thinking of going green, but where do you start? You can either jump right in by replacing appliances, changing infrastructure, and implanting new policies or you can be more strategic and do an energy audit of your current consumption and waste, and make changes according to audit feedback.
Today we're going to talk about the benefits of recycling, how to set up a recycling program, and what common office items can be recycled.
Creating a water management plan helps maintain the environment for generations to come. With changes to water use, you can see savings instantly. Try to make some of the easy changes now and set larger goals for the future.
Nearly everything we do creates some sort of waste. Over time we've gotten better at managing our waste to avoid disease, to limit pollution, and to reduce pest infestation. But there's still plenty of room for improvement.
It's no surprise that as our population increases, so does the amount of waste that we create. And it only makes sense that when waste increases, the amount of hazardous waste also increases. You need a waste program that provides a cradle-to-grave management for your hazardous waste. This is necessary for employee and community safety.
No one likes to work in a dirty environment. Employees expect a clean work area so they can be productive and efficient. Institutional cleaning uses 6 billion pounds of formulated chemicals a year! Rashes and asthma associated with disinfectants and cleaners are the most common occupational illnesses in workers. There's a better, healthier way to get your office clean.
Part of your "green" policy at work should also include Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, or Green Purchasing. By investing in green products and appliances throughout your facilities, you're not only making your facility more energy efficient, but also more cost efficient.
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