Leemic And Your Eco-Friendly Office

What You Can Do In Work To Help The Environment

We are all aware of the need to be more eco-friendly at home to help improve the planet’s sustainability. We recycle, use energy efficient lighting and car share whenever possible. We use compost from our garden to grow plants, and we watch our water consumption. But what can we do to help the environment while working in the office? Well, below we have a few ideas for you to consider, including recycling and embracing the use of natural light.

Turn off laptops and printers

This may seem like a simple idea, but it’s highly effective. You should make it general practice to turn off all computers and printers at the end of the working day. Also, think about those appliances such as the coffee maker, microwave and radio. You’ll be saving energy, money and helping the environment at the same time.

Use natural light

When you choose to use as much natural light as possible in your office, you will dramatically reduce the amount of electricity that you use, helping you to lower your carbon emissions. The use of natural light is also proven to boost wellbeing and work productivity.

Drinking water the easy way

Most offices have a water cooler, but what if you could make water another way? The revolutionary Skywell water cooler draws in water from the atmosphere and then turns it into safe drinking water. It’s eco-friendly, cheap to run, and you’ll have the satisfaction of doing your little bit for the planet. It’s also a good idea to encourage workers to use recyclable cups.

Be serious about recycling

Most offices will already recycle paper, ensuring it is collected separately from the general waste. But, you can do so much more. Install recycling bins for collecting plastics, glass bottles and old printer inks. This will reduce your landfill waste and creates a great sense of team wellbeing. You could even consider going paperless!

Use eco-friendly products

It’s incredibly easy to use eco-friendly products in your office. Opt for recycled printer paper and swap notepads for mobile whiteboards. This can also be extended to cleaning products: swap bleach and toxic chemicals for organic and natural products.