Taking Environmental Sustainability into the Office

On April 25th, 2013, by

There’s lots of different ways to become environmentally friendly in the office, such as turning off lights in rooms when not in use, increasing the air conditioner temperature by a degree or two, and having multi-stream recycling stations in lunch rooms. For us, dealing with paper is our business but we’ve turned that into an environmental positive by ensuring that 100% of the paper we collect and shred is recycled. Each year we shred roughly 134 million pounds of paper; that can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 3 cubic yards of landfill and 7,000 gallons of water.

Last year alone our customers helped us save:

  • 201,347 cubic yards of landfill
  • 1,140,969 trees
  • 469,810,796 gallons of water
  • 25,504,014 gallons of oil
  • 268,463,312 kwh of energy
  • 1,812,127 pounds of air pollutants

That’s a lot of trees our customers saved last year without even thinking about it! We love to hear about innovative ways that businesses are integrating green initiatives into the office so if you have an idea or something you’ve done in your office tell us about it! Every couple of weeks we’ll put a spotlight on simple and easy things that anybody can implement in their office in an effort to help make doing business a greener initiative.

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