The environment is in danger. Polar icecaps are falling into the sea with alarming speed, raising the ocean’s level. Other environmental tragedies are unfolding as the days pass. Everyone needs to pitch in to help heal Mother Earth. Here are three ways your business can help:
- Ban bottled water. College campuses are leading the way on this one, and both businesses and politicians are slowly following suit. What’s so bad about plastic bottles? Well, BPA for one thing. That’s a harmful chemical found in many bottles. Lack of biodegradability is another. Most plastic bottles end up in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The bottles themselves are hurting Earth’s ecology.
- Recycle everything. Recycling paper is great, but it’s even better to cut down on paper usage by utilizing Metrofax Faxing. Don’t stop at paper! The average business has many other recyclable products that it can recycle. Collect plastic bottles, ink cartridges, cardboard and other materials you can recycle. Don’t forget aluminum and glass products.
- Help your employees reduce their gas emissions. Provide excellent coffee with a healthy supply of delicious toppings like caramel. This can encourage your employees to grab their coffee at the office rather than driving gas guzzlers to the coffee shop before work or at lunch. Consider hosting a bike-to-work day. You may want to include an incentive to get your employees on board. Consider letting your employees have work-from-home days. With so many file-sharing programs available, it may be possible for your employees to work from home one day a week. These steps will cut down on cars idling and save employees drive time, too.
Can your business implement these three suggestions?