Reuse and avoid waste

Why create waste, when you can save money by reusing everyday items that are already paid for? Here are a few ideas to help get you started.

Reuse action items:

  • Encourage employees who bring their lunch to work to bring in a cloth napkin.
  • Reuse one-sided office paper documents as scrap paper or convert into note pads.
  • Create a station in your workplace for reuse of office supplies, making it easy for workers to give and take.
  • Institute a no styrofoam cup policy. Reuse coffee mugs, beverage containers, and demand biodegrable products from caterers.
  • Use reusable envelopes for interoffice mail.
  • Use outdated letterhead for in-house memos.
  • Reuse file folders.