Studies show that 70% of office waste is recyclable but only 8% is actually recycled.
Use recyclable products, paper and wood products that are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council of Canada) certified.
Recycle all old computer, electronic and electrical products rather than storing them. BC`s electronic recycling program ensures they are properly recycled.
Set up a green ideas plan to encourage and reward employees who come up with novel energy-saving or waste-reducing ideas.
Turn off computers, photocopiers and lights at the end of the day.
Encourage reusing or re-purposing wherever possible: an example we practice is the reuse of boxes and packing materials we receive our shipments in – we offer them free to folks who are moving or need packaging materials for parcels, etc.
Printer cartridges are another excellent way to conserve resources and keep the planet green: using refilled or re-manufactured ink and laser toner cartridges – which are perfectly reusable – diverts considerable waste from landfills.