Why is reducing waste important?

The best way to reduce the amount of waste in your office is to avoid creating it in the first place.  There are many ways to reduce waste, save money, and help the planet at the same time.

Reduce waste action items:

  • Convert forms to electronic format. Many business transactions can now be done completely electronically without the need to print a large amount of documentation.
  • Encourage employees to review documents electronically to reduce the amount of printed reports used.
  • Print on both sides. Another way to reduce paper consumption is to set computers and printers to print on both sides of the page.
  • Instead of using disposable paper or plastic plates, mugs and cups in employee cafeterias and common areas, try using reusable kitchen implements such as plastic tumblers and ceramic mugs.

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