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3 Steps to Going Green—Green Office Supplies

September 06, 2013
3 Steps to Going Green—Green Office Supplies
Most of us are quite familiar with green...not the colour, but the concept. For the majority of people making green choices at home is the norm. But what about in the office? Often when the pressure is on we tend to slip into choosing the most convenient option, and not necessarily the most environmentally friendly one. Add to that the fact that your workplace is made up of a mix of people who may not all value the idea of going green and it can be more of a challenge than it needs to be.
Going green in the office doesn’t need to be difficult. Finding green office supplies isn’t that difficult either! And it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice productivity either. We’ve put together some easy to implement tips that will help your office become more eco-conscious.

Minimize Electrical Use

At the end of your workday, make sure that all computers, printers, photocopiers, and other equipment is turned off until you use them next.
Double check the settings on computers to ensure they are set to the most energy efficient options.
Switch off lights in rooms that are unused. Turn down the heat in those as well. Also, shutting off lights when you leave a room (like the bathroom) can add up over time.
If you haven’t already switched, replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. Also use any natural light that you can, if possible.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Refuse!

Go beyond just tossing scrap paper in the blue bin! Stop and think about everything you use for a minute. Are there ways you can get more use out of them? Are their alternative green office supplies you could replace them with?
Think about what you truly need and don’t need. Like using reusable cups instead of disposable.
Australia can be thanked for adding a 4th “R”...Refuse! Which means don’t buy stuff you don’t need! And don’t buy stuff that is harmful to the planet. Opt for green office supplies whenever you can.

Use Green Office Supplies!

On average, by comparison, green office supplies only cost a maximum of 5% more; and oftentimes outperform other types of office supplies. So in the end, you are not increasing your cost by much, and you are cutting down on waste and pollutants.
How to get started? Use 100% recycled papers and paper products, switch to refillable ink and toner cartridges, non-toxic pens and other supplies.
Crites & Riddell in Montreal has a full line of green office supplies that are affordable and can be delivered right to your door! Take a look at our online office supply catalogue.
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