Tag: Waste management

A messy, disorganized, or all around dirty work environment can negatively affect productivity, morale, and retention—but a clean environment helps foster a more positive atmosphere for everyone. What are some ways to maintain a clean workplace for your staff? 1. Set clear standards for bathroom/lunchroom etiquette Off all the communal spaces in a workplace, the lunchroom and restroom typically get the most use. Because food can be messy, it doesn’t take long for a clean lunchroom to devol...

You and your staff have a lot to handle on a day to day basis, so office cleanup might be your last priority. But, as it turns out, participating in daily office cleaning has been shown to increase employee productivity. Is it time to get into the habit of cleaning the office regularly? Cleaner Spaces, Fewer Sick Days Because bacteria and viruses are so tiny, we don’t often think about all the germs around us. While most of these are harmless, others can spread illness like wildfire, especia...

Workplaces both big and small are susceptible to disarray in a short amount of time. When it comes to cleaning the office, it can be difficult to know where to start. Every staff member should do their part to keep their individual areas clean, but less utilized spaces might end up neglected, while frequently used spaces can get dirty quickly, and a dirty office is not usually a happy office. If your current office space is not a good fit for your business, it may be time to have a look at some ...

Maintaining a clean work environment means keeping trash off the floors and in the garbage bin. As an individual staff member, you probably don’t think much of the waste you accumulate on a daily basis. However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that up to 90% of waste produced by U.S. offices can actually be recycled. So, while it’s important to take out the trash, it might be time to start an office recycling program. Recycling Programs: Where to Begin The key to succes...

During the hustle and bustle of a work day, we rarely have time to think about the waste we and our coworkers produce. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), approximately 90% of all office waste comes from paper. Add to that all the waste from plastic, metal, and food items, and you get a frightening picture of how much office waste piles up. Let’s take a look at some ways to dramatically reduce the waste your office produces. 1. Remember to Recycle The past few decade...

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