There are many simple and easy things that can save money & the Earth both with just a little bit of adjustment in your lifestyle. Before you throw away those waste products you are using day by day, stop and realize that you could be costing your business as well as the environment.
You likely know that by recycling you can save landfill space. But did you know that recycling also can produce a profit for you and your company? Follow these amazing recycling tips and your workplace will be ready to Save Money & the Earth.
Tips to Save Money & the Earth
Create a recycling program
Almost all kinds of office papers are recyclable. So is most plastic, aluminium and cardboard or other things. If your office doesn’t already have a recycling agenda, contact your local recycling group to see how to start one.
Use recycled products
If you recycle but don’t buy recycled outcomes, you’re defeating the objective, in a sense, by discouraging manufacturers of recycled by-products
Find paperless methods to communicate, such as by e-mail. Also, save used paper for scrap, make double-sided copies and only print pages you really require. By cutting back on paper or paper product consumption, your office will save money and natural resources.
Recycle office equipment
Did you understand that computers can be recycled and cell phones, PDAs, pagers, chargers, and rechargeable batteries? Many local recycling groups and retailers, including Staples, offer easy methods to recycle your equipment.
Recycle empty inkjet and toner cartridges
The more periodic drafts you print, the more money you’ll save on cartridge replacements. But when that inkjet or toner cartridge is vacant, recycle it through mail-back programs or local retailers like Staples.
Use a Reusable Water Bottle and In-Home Water Filter
If you’re going to make one immediate lifestyle modification to save money & the Earth, dedicated it to ditching single-use water bottles. Consumers buy over one million plastic bottles every minute on our planet, and less than a third of them will be recycled. Not only that, but a recent study discovered that microplastic contamination was over twice as high as in tap water samples, in 93% of tested bottled water brands! Suppose using a reusable water bottle and a filter for your kitchen sink, and you’ll be allowing your body, your budget, and the environment!
These tips are just simple methods to go green to save some green in honour of Earth Day. By using these and other ways to be good to the environment, you’re investing not just in your future, but in our world.
Use DIY Environmentally Friendly Cleaners
Speaking of dishes and laundry, many detergents are made from synthetic ingredients that are bad for the environment and aquatic life in respective. Thankfully, it’s effortless to make your own household cleaners using products such as baking soda, vinegar, herbs and lemon juice. By using things you may already have in your pantry to quickly produce effective cleaners, you will save money & the Earth.
Turn Off the Water
Do you leave the water running when brushing your teeth or washing your hands? Preserving water can save money while protecting the planet, so wet those bristles, apply toothpaste and turn off the tap while you brush for two minutes, twice a day!
Eliminate Food Waste
According to the National Resources Defense Council (NSDC), 40% of food produced in the United States ends up in dumps. Meanwhile, 1 in 10 Americans goes hungry. According to UN data, about 40 % of the food produced in India is wasted? Despite acceptable food production, the UN (United Nation) has reported that about 190 million Indians remain undernourished.
With agriculture generating 35% of greenhouse gas emissions, wasted food is a big possibility to do a solid to Save Money & the Earth.
Wasted food can also be a massive waste of your monthly expense budget. To avoid wasting food and products, make weekly menu plans and shopping lists. This will support you to shop smarter at the grocery store, buying only what you require and will consume. Another great concept is to use vegetable scraps to make your own vegetable stock.
Unplug Your Electronics
Did you know that electricity is still flowing to your devices and appliances even when they’re turned off and not in service? By unplugging them when not in usage, you can save around Rs 2000-3000 per year and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
It may take a while to get habituated to unplugging and plugging in your electronics (a power strip can make this a more comfortable, one-plug process,) but it’s a simple method to reduce your power usage.
These tips are just simple methods to go green to save money & the Earth. By using these and other methods to be good for the environment and also for your personal budget. Also, you’re investing not just in your own future, but in our world.