Reducing Waste And Cost In The Work Place

February 13, 2017 by Tranquillo Greece | Filed under Business Services.

Offices and companies produce a massive amount of bio waste and non-recyclable waste on a daily basis and all of this waste goes in to landfills which are extremely bad for the earth and the environment. Even if you are not someone who is too concerned for the environment, you are still losing out because there is a lot of money that you company is investing while producing this waste. As an example, one of the biggest forms of waste produced by offices and companies is printed paper that is discarded once it is used. With this example, your company is investing money in paper, in printing costs and then on garbage disposal which is all money that you can save if you attempt to cut down on the waste that your company produces.

In order to cut down on waste and therefore your company’s expenses, it is important that you implement new policies in your office such as a no printing policy and a virtual communication policy. Instead of having canon printer repairs on your old printer, choose to throw it away or give it to charity so that your staff will not be able to print at will in the office. Sometimes, you will find that most of your staff will simple print documents because it is convenient and a printer is easily accessible.

Challenge your staff

It would be a good idea to challenge your staff to be as environmentally friendly as they possibly can while also cutting down on costs for the office. If they need to have something urgently printed, they can go out and pay for their printer services North Sydney to be done elsewhere which will have to be logged and reimbursed by the office. On the one hand, they will not want to go out to have a document printed and therefore will look for other ways of doing it. On the other hand, they will avoid having to continuously log their printing and asking for reimbursement and therefore will opt to look at other ways unless absolutely necessary.

You could even potentially offer a reward at the end of the year for the staff member who made the most effort to be environmentally friendly and also cut down costs at the office. You could continuously motivate your staff and teach them about the benefits of cutting down their impact and your impact as an office on the environment. There are so many things that can be done if you and your staff are creative enough.


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