At the centre of the discussions of our time, the environement is a daily concern. We face many environmental issues and individuals are questioning themselves.
Individuals, indeed, but companies too!
Indeed, this trend of preserving the planet can be applied both at home and in our professional environment, within our work space.
At bmby, we believe that every gesture counts, even on our own scale!
That's why we offer you in this article, 10 eco-responsible gestures that are easy to integrate into your routine and that will allow you to make your business more sustainable on a daily basis.
1 - The ECOLO Coffee Break
There is a lot of waste generated by a simple coffee break.
However, you can easily counteract the negative effects of this relaxing moment. First of all, make sure you have ashtrays available to prevent cigarette butts from being left in the wild. You can also replace disposable cups for tea and coffee with mugs and coffee cups.
2 - Print is old-fashioned
Limit printing and, if necessary, favor black-and-white duplex printing. When you start printing, reduce the size of your font to reduce your ink consumption, especially if it is not an official document. Remember to put an ink cartridge recycling system in place near the printer.
Finally, if your printout is misprinted, don't throw it away, if possible use it as a draft.
Last tip, you can put separate bins to sort recyclable and non-recyclable paper.
3 - Don't spam your entire business
Limit email sending. We can wonder how a simple click can be harnful to our environment, and yet it is.You should know that sending an email and storing it is possible thanks to computer servers working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For their proper functioning, they are grouped together in data centers that run thousands of kilometers of cable and consume a colossal amount of energy. That's not counting the energy used by our computers and the energy used by the servers storing the inboxes.
So before you click on the send button and copy the whole company, consider the following fact:"A single email travels about 15,000 miles of cable before it reaches its destination."
Other easy tips:
- Empty unwanted emails
- Limit newsletter subscriptions
4 - Remember, water is drinkable in our country
Use a flask or glasses of water instead of buying bottled water. You will thus stop buying plastic bottles every day, one of the main sources of water pollution on the planet and destructive for biodiversity, which is ridiculous when the water is drinkable in our country.
5 - The light is like at home ... we turn it off
Minimise energy consumption by switching off lights in unused rooms, turning off the heating at night or in empty rooms. You should also remember to turn off electronic devices when they are not needed. As long as they are on, they consume energy.
It is also a good way to increase the lifetime of your appliances and thus limit your consumption.
6 - Let's stop wasting our supplies
Do the same with your office supplies to avoid waste and excessive consumption.
Wait until your blue pen stops working before using a second one.?
7 - Walking is good for your health
Walk or take public transport to the office and if this is not possible, encourage car sharing. The carbon footprint can thus be drastically reduced. And your morale will be even better as a result. It has been proven that walking or cycling can reduce stress levels, which makes you start the day in better conditions.
8 - Natural light as a productivity enhancer
Make maximum use of natural light so that you don't have lights on all day and opt for low-energy light bulbs. You can also have depolluting green plants.
9 - ECO RESPONSIBILITY, an issue for all
Finally, don't hesitate to raise awareness and organize waste reduction challenges.
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