5 Steps to Live Green in the Workplace
Jani-King cleans with environmentally responsible products to help reduce contaminants harming our earth.
Here are five simple steps you can take today to help build a greener environment in the workplace:
The average U.S. office worker goes through 10,000 sheets of copy paper a year. Remember to print on both sides or use the back side of old documents for faxes, scrap paper, or drafts. Avoid color printing when you’re in draft mode.
Maximize computer efficiency
Computers in the business sector unnecessarily waste $1 billion worth of electricity a year. Make it a habit to turn off your computer when you leave for the day. During the day, set your computer to go to sleep during short breaks, which can help cut energy use by 70 percent.
Use green products
Make sure your cleaning services company uses nontoxic and biodegradable cleaning products. Buy furniture, carpeting, and paint that are free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and won't produce toxic chemicals.
Bring your coffee mug
Eliminate disposable plates, cups and utensils and encourage employees to bring plastic, re-usable containers from home. Also, use biodegradable soaps and recycled paper or cloth towels in the bathroom and kitchen.
Only hire a cleaning services company that lives green If you’re committed to saving our planet, make it a point to use vendors that are just as committed as you. Hire a green company like Jani-King that uses green cleaning products, microfiber systems and HEPA/ULPA vacuums.