Eight ways to reduce office waste and help save the planet

  1. Establish carbon reduction targets, review existing energy use habits and implement improvement measures.
  2. Use hand dryer or towel instead of paper towels.
  3. Purchase FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper. Instruct staff to do double-sided photocopying or printing.
  4. Use email or e-notice to send announcements.
  5. Set narrow margins for documents to reduce paper consumption when printing.
  6. Use recycled toner cartridges and inks.
  7. Collect and recycle wastes. Wastepaper, aluminium cans, scrap metal and plastic waste, should be recycled separately.
  8. Encourage staff to bring reusable cutlery and utensils for take-out orders and home-made lunch boxes.