We mostly to spend 8 hours in the office, but most of the time we often overlook the and don't pay any attention to our office surroundings from the CFL bulbs your using to the sheets of paper you are wasting. Wouldn't it be nice if you take time and examine your workspace? Wouldn't it be also nicer if you make it more eco-friendly for your benefit as well and start a new lifestyle in your office? If you are planning to then here are some basic tips you can do for you to start transform your desk into a more eco-friendly workplace.
First, let's start with you using environmental-friendly office supplies and products. From recycled papers to non-toxic highlighters, why don't you try changing your usual supplies to these eco-friendly products instead. Buying recycled products can even save you more since they usually cost less.
Second, always turn-off your laptops and devices when you leave your place. Though a simple instruction, most of us don't bother to shut down our computer units after work, mostly thinking that the IT department can handle the simple task. But why don't you just be thoughtful and do it yourself to make sure that your unit is perfectly shut down also allowing you to both save your documents properly before turning it making sure that all your documents are safe.
Another tip I could give you is to use non-toxic or eco-friendly cleaning materials. You can find many brands in the market that offers such thing like Ecover, Pink Solution, Nature Clean and Norwex. You can also talk to your office supply manager and share him the idea of using eco-friendly cleaning products, most companies who tried said they ended up saving money.
Lastly when it comes to your printer supplies, you can consider using recycled ink and toner cartridges. Recycled printer cartridges, also known as remanufactured toner cartridges and remanufactured ink cartridges, are empty printer cartridges that are cleaned, refurbished and re-filled with new toner or ink. Recycled printer cartridges cost less than OEM cartridges as well, cutting off 40 to 50% of your printing expenses.