Most offices go through a heavy amount of supplies each year, which can create a surprising amount of waste. If your 2019 goal is to transition to a more sustainable business model, you may be on the search for eco-friendly office supplies. Making the transition from traditional supplies to sustainably produced products has the potential to significantly reduce the environmental impact of the office. When you’re ready to make a change, consider the eco-friendly options we share here:
Printer paper is used daily by most offices, so we recommend making the switch to the recycled variety. Recycling technology has made leaps and bounds since its inception, so you many not be able to tell the difference between recycled and non-recycled paper. This simple change has a significant positive impact on the environment, as you’ll save water and land use with each ream.
Regardless of your team size, your office may still go through several trash bags per week. Keeping the building clean is an important priority to preserve employee health, but it’s just as crucial to be mindful about plastic use. Biodegradable bags are becoming easier to find, and sites like evolutionbags.com make it easy to place large orders online.
Plastic is often pervasive throughout the office. Used in everything from pens to chair mats to drinking cups, this environmentally taxing material is difficult to avoid. It may be unrealistic to achieve a completely plastic-free office, but you can certainly take several steps to reduce the amount of plastic used on a daily basis. If the kitchen area is currently stocked with plasticware, invest in a small supply of stainless steel cutlery and glass dinnerware. This may even save money in the long run, as the price of re-stocking on plasticware quickly adds up. When employees need to use plastic, be sure to encourage recycling by setting up easily accessible recycling bins.
Transitioning to a green workplace is an excellent way to make a positive impact on the planet. If you’re hoping to reduce the amount of plastic used in the office, consider recycling plastic office chair mats and upgrade to a superior glass version. Vitrazza produces super-strong Glass Office Chair Mats coated with Invisible Shield PRO 15, which enhances the characteristics of glass while preserving its natural beauty. We offer 12 in-stock options to suit most office shapes, and it’s easy to browse our selection online to find the perfect fit for your workplace. If you have any questions or would like to explore custom options, don’t hesitate to reach out to our concierge-style customer service team.