There are several ways that you can make your break room more environmentally friendly without much effort or cost. Simple things like switching from Styrofoam to compostable plates, using green cleaning supplies and providing well-marked bins for sorting can make a big difference.
Use Green Cleaners
Many of the common household cleaning products contain harsh chemicals. Switching to cleaning product that are made from natural cleaning products is an excellent step for not only going Green but for your employees health too.
Provide Reusable or Compostable Tableware
The initial cost of replacing paper products might seem expensive, but not needing to keep them stocked will pay for itself in no time. If getting rid of paper cups is not feasible because you have too many employees or no place to wash and store them, purchasing composable plates, bowls, cups and cutlery is an environmentally friendly alternative.
Make Recycling Easy
When there are no recycling containers available employees may throw cans and plastic bottles into the regular garbage can. The best way to encourage recycling and composting is to provide bins for employees to sort their waste. Putting up signage near the bins informing staff of what goes in each bin will also be helpful.
Once the steps above are completed, educate your team on the changes to make sure your efforts are successful. Contact the Keeney’s team today for helping make the switch to a greener breakroom and office.