At last, the recycling message appears to have hit home in houses with councils playing their part by providing appropriate bins, boxes and bags and local charities stepping up their collection campaigns for your unwanted items.
We like to think we drive the environmental bandwagon by offering companies, or work from home colleagues, a stylish range of affordable once used furniture with which to equip their workplaces. Our products are all sold in an as new condition so there is no compromise on quality but we guarantee you ll save money compared with a brand new equivalent and you ll also be helping the planet.
But what else can you do to up your company s green game?
Here are a few tips to help you create a more environmentally friendly office:
Try to become a paperless office
Deforestation is a global issue and the more paper we use, the worse it becomes. Think before you print out those documents do you need to?
Could you just read it on screen instead? if you must print it out, insist on recycled paper when you order your office supplies.
Buy environmentally friendly office supplies
Alongside recycled paper, it s possible to buy refillable ink cartridges, non-toxic highlighters and other products for the stationery cupboard
Reduce your energy consumption
Yes, it s hard when everyone is using computers, charging mobile phones and other devices, but it IS possible.
Appeal to people s conscience and place signs strategically around the office advising staff to turn everything off before they leave at the end of the day. A staggering number of computers and printers are left in standby mode overnight.
Everyone is talking in shocked tones about the price of energy but seems to forget it applies to office consumption as well as domestic use. Save the environment and money by switching everything off completely. Think about the hours your heating is on and limit the use of air conditioning in the summer.
Change your printer settings
Consider having the default settings on your printer as double-sided and black and white to save paper, ink and money!
Make the most of natural light
Many employees automatically reach for the light switch when they walk into their place of work.
But is it essential? Many workstations are positioned close to windows and natural light might be sufficient for large parts of the day and it s better for your eyesight!
Promote car sharing or work from home policies
Every car journey leaves a carbon footprint but is every trip vital? Colleagues who work together often live close to one another and could share a vehicle to work, drastically reducing the CO2 emissions.
Certainly colleagues travelling to the same meeting should travel together unless there is a pressing need for separate vehicles. Promote the benefits of walking, cycling or train travel to boost your company s green credentials.
Individually, these measures might appear small but added together they have a big impact. And what s more, they are simple to implement.
What s keeping you?
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Tech bloggers do plenty of annoying things. Sometimes they tell multi-billion dollar companies what they NEED to do, sometimes they completely miss the big picture when reporting on a story, and sometimes they focus on speeds and feeds instead of considering how most users will actually respond to a new product. BGR is sometimes guilty of various annoyances just like every other site that covers the tech space, but there s one blog crime we try to avoid that again reared its ugly head on Sunday night.
As we re sure most of you know, The Oscars took place on Sunday night.
The vendor s commercials aired throughout the night, its logo was seen all over the place, and it even paid Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres to use a Galaxy smartphones on-stage during her performance on Sunday night.
In fact, one of the selfies Ellen took with a bunch of celebrities quickly became the most retweeted tweet of all time.
The photo, of course, was captured with a Galaxy smartphone.
As is the case with many celebrities, Ellen uses an iPhone5 as her personal phone. While backstage between monologues, Ellen tweeted a few times from her iPhone, as many sites including Business Insider6 and MarketingLand7 noted.
Whenever Samsung, Nokia, BlackBerry or any other smartphone company uses a celebrity to hawk their wares, tech bloggers immediately search for instances of that celebrity using an iPhone.
Then they tweet about it. Then other tech bloggers see those tweets and they post about it.
This, of course, is ridiculous and annoying.
Here on planet Earth, companies often pay celebrities to promote their products. These promotions are intended to help the company increase sales by tying a familiar and beloved face to said products or services.
Still with us?
Often times, the celebrities paid to promote these products in a TV commercial, at an event or in some other advertisement don t actually use the products they are promoting in their real lives.
Shocking though it may be, this is how the world works.
Shaquille O Neal, believe it or not, does not drive a Buick. Michael Jordan probably doesn t always wear Hanes undershirts. Beyonce and Jessica Alba almost certainly don t use L Oreal hair dye.
Bob Dole might not even have erectile dysfunction.
And Ellen DeGeneres, as it turns out, doesn t use a Samsung smartphone.
Guess what many of the actors in Apple s various iPhone and iPad commercials probably don t use Apple s mobile devices in real life.
It s called advertising.
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- ^ Business Insider (www.businessinsider.com)
- ^ MarketingLand (marketingland.com)
- ^ film home movies with them (bgr.com)
- ^ climb mountains with them (bgr.com)
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