Help the planet and your workspace this spring!
Spring will soon be in the air and with the arrival of this wonderful season comes the perfect opportunity to do some spring cleaning in the workplace.
Before you break out the bottle of heavy-duty cleaner, let’s talk about some more healthy and eco-friendly ways to get your spring cleaning done! By adopting eco-friendly practices, not only do you create a cleaner and healthier environment for your employees and guests, you also help to reduce your carbon footprint.
Here are some eco-friendly spring cleaning tips for the workplace from our team at EZ Office Products:
- Use natural cleaning products
- Opt for recycled options
- Go paperless
- Rethink recycling
- Donate old equipment
- Swap out your lighting
Keep reading to learn more about each of these eco-friendly spring cleaning tips for the office!
Use natural cleaning products
One of the easiest ways to make your spring cleaning more eco-friendly is by using natural cleaning products. Conventional cleaning products often contain harsh chemicals that are harmful to the environment and the fumes can also cause respiratory problems for some people. Instead, opt for natural cleaning products made from non-toxic and biodegradable ingredients such as vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils.
These products are not only safer for the environment, but they can also be cost-effective! Log in or request an account for our online store to check out our full line of natural cleaning products.
Opt for recycled options
Another of our favorite eco-friendly spring cleaning tips is to buy products with recycled content. When shopping for items to help you clean up your space, like paper towels, look for options made from recycled materials! These products get the job done just as well, while helping to reuse previously recycled products. You can find our full lineup of items made from recycled materials, from paper products to pens, in our online store.
As you’re tidying up your office, there’s a good chance you’ll be sifting through piles of paper, trying to decide what you should keep and what you can toss. A great way to make this task easier during future cleanups is by going paperless and using digital documents and communication methods instead of paper. By transitioning to a paperless office, you can significantly reduce your environmental impact and help reduce clutter around your workspace.
Tossing out a lot of old items as part of your spring cleaning? Think twice about where you’re throwing them! Recycling and composting are simple yet effective ways to reduce waste in the workplace. Make sure that you have recycling bins placed in convenient locations throughout the office. You can also set up a compost bin for food waste. Not only do these practices help to reduce waste and clutter, but they also create a more sustainable workplace!
For more tips on workplace recycling, check out this blog post.
Donate old equipment
Spring cleaning is a great time to clear out old equipment that is no longer needed. Rather than throwing it away, consider donating it to a local charity or school. This not only keeps the equipment out of landfills but also provides an opportunity to give back to the community.
Need some suggestions for local organizations to donate your gently used office equipment or supplies to? Take a look at these organizations suggested by the EZ Office Products team!
Swap out your lighting
Lighting is one of the biggest energy consumers in the workplace. By making the switch to energy-efficient lighting part of your spring cleaning plans, you can significantly reduce your carbon footprint. It’s also a good idea to remind employees to turn off lights when they’re not in use to save even more energy. You can also invest in smart lighting systems that can automatically turn off lights when no one is in the room!
Tidying up your office for spring can be a great chance to look at your habits and see how your organization can work more sustainably. With these eco-friendly spring cleaning tips, you can make an impact not just for your employees and guests, but for the local community and environment as well!
For more sustainability tips for the workplace, check out our other Water Cooler Talk blog post, like this one on running an eco-friendly business. To shop our selection of recycled and environmentally-friendly products, log into our online store today or request an account to browse!