Sustainability is not just a trending topic; It is the future of creating efficient operations that not only meet the bottom line but reduce the carbon footprint of enterprises. Small businesses can create a lot of waste from thousands of sheets of paper that pass hands internally to kitchenettes using plastic and styrofoam cups on a daily basis.
Here are 5 simple ways you can make an impact and create eco-friendly habits in the workspace.
1. Invest in Personalized Mugs and Stainless Steel Bottles for Employees
With the numerous trips made to the coffee machine and water dispenser, the amount of waste from plastic and styrofoam cups are astronomical. Over 50% of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee everyday. With that, about 25 billion styrofoam coffee cups get thrown away every year as well as 2.5 million plastic beverage bottles, and neither of them are biodegradable. For meetings with clients , have a fleet of reusable cups and mugs that can be washed and restocked for the next day. Another option is to purchase recycled paper cups or plastic cups made from corn plastics.