The amount of office paper currently sent to landfill is unsustainable for our environment, yet office paper is easily reprocessed for use in recycled paper based products.
Organisations that put into practice successful waste reduction/management strategies achieve both financial and environmental benefits.
The resources featured below outline the steps you can take to make your office more sustainable.
Building managers can benefit from reducing waste and increasing the reuse and recycling of materials in the following ways:
The Waste Reduction in Office Buildings: Building Managers guide introduces processes and systems that can assist in developing an efficient and successful paper recycling system.Waste Reduction in Office Buildings: A Guide for Building ManagersSPD_OB_BuildMgrRecyGuideWeb.pdf (2002, PDF 2294kb)
The Waste Reduction in Office Buildings: Building Managers guide introduces processes and systems that can assist in developing an efficient and successful paper recycling system.
Waste Reduction in Office Buildings: A Guide for Building ManagersSPD_OB_BuildMgrRecyGuideWeb.pdf (2002, PDF 2294kb)
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Reducing waste in your office needn't be time consuming or difficult. Educate your tenants and promote:
You can reduce your environmental impact through careful selection and use of office equipment and products.
The Office Products guide outlines the measures that can be taken to increase the sustainability of the modern day office, through the reduction of resource use while still meeting performance requirements.
The guide discusses environmental issues associated with office equipment such as computers, facsimiles and printers. Choosing and operating the right piece of office equipment will not only help protect the environment, but will often save you money through reduced operating costs.
Office Products - Sustainable Purchasing and UseSPD_OB_OffProdGuide.pdf (2002, PDF 1146kb)
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